Family of fundraisers hit target for charity


A family of fundraisers has hit their £1,000 target for charity after conquering a 110 mile bike ride and leg wax.

A family of fundraisers has hit their £1,000 target for charity after conquering a 110 mile bike ride and leg wax.  

Scott Weldon and Bryan Craig, took on the cycle ride from their hometown of Chilton, to Whitby, in a bid to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

The pair, who are brothers-in-law, completed the 110 mile round-trip in around eight hours. 

Their wives, Kathy Weldon and Tina Craig, held coffee mornings, cake sales and raffles among family and friends to help towards their fundraising goal.

Mr Weldon then took on a charity leg wax at Chilton Working Men’s Club.

Mother-of-one, Mrs Weldon, said: “Scott’s hairs have only just started to grow back and he got waxed in August. He was in quite a bit of pain but it was funny. We did this in honour of his nan and granddad. GNAAS was their favourite charity and everyone has been so generous and supportive of the cause.”

Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “It has been brilliant to see the family’s progress and fundraising over the last few months. They have done an incredible job and put a lot of effort in to reaching their target.”

GNAAS operates three air ambulances across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, and last month completed 67 missions across that area.

To donate to GNAAS, visit gnaas.com/donate

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