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Settle playgroup stages cycle ride for Brain Tumour Research
8:00am Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
Friends of a Settle playgroup are appealing to cyclists to help them raise money for a cause close to their hearts.
Later this month, Freda’s Playgroup is staging a 10-mile circular cycle ride to raise money for Brain Tumour Research after two of its children were diagnosed with cancer.
Three-year-old Jack Lambert, whose family come from Wigglesworth, has recently been diagnosed with cancer for a second time after successfully fighting off a brain tumour 18 months ago.
In addition, seven-year- old Freddie Parsons, whose mum Vikki is a helper at the playgroup, is currently undergoing treatment for a benign brain tumour at the Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
Freddie, from Settle, was due to have an operation to have the tumour removed earlier this month.
And Jack has been through chemotherapy treatment and his family is waiting to discover whether it has been successful.
On Sunday, October 21, a core of six from the playgroup, including Freddie’s 10-year-old brother, Harry, and his mum, Vikki, will be taking part in the Settle Loop cycle ride.
The ride will be optional fancy dress and will start at 10am from Settle Cricket Club.
It will include a fun day at the club grounds, opposite Booths Supermarket.
There will be a variety of stalls at the fun day, a raffle, tombola and games and refreshments from Home Barn Foods.
Emma Carr, playgroup chairman, said they hoped to raise at least £1,000, which would be divided between Brain Tumour Research and Support and the playgroup, which is based within Settle College.
“We’ve got a lot of people coming to the fun day, but what we would really like is people to sign up to the ride itself,” she said.
“We have a target of £1,000. Freddie has already raised £650, but we would really like to raise a lot more.”
Sponsorship forms for the bike ride are available from Three Peaks Cycles, Market Place, Settle, and The Playbarn, also in Settle.