John and Marje Summerfield, have completed their gruelling bike ride from Liverpool to Chester and back to Liverpool!!
On the 3rd July
Jonh & Marje Completed the 54 Mile event, It took them just over 5 hours to complete the ride…
Marje, aged 66, first completed the bike ride in 2008 for the Warrington Association for Special Children.
John, aged 62 and a former engineer, then followed suit in the 2009 Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride for the same cause.
This led to the pair attempting it together last year for Stepping Stones Nigeria, a UK charity that defends the rights of children in the Niger Delta region.
Over the years they have raised £1,800 for their chosen causes and they hope to continue their success this summer.
Marje said: “Supporting these charities is extremely rewarding.
“It’s an enjoyable event and there’s always a good atmosphere. The return journey is uphill but the adrenaline keeps you going.”
John and Marje will celebrate 40 years of marriage this August. They have one son Lee, aged 36, and two grandchildren Louis and Frankie, aged nine and four.
From everybody at The Shannon Bradshaw Trust we would like to say a massive thank you and Well done!!
Without people like John and Marge the charity could not exist or help children and families.
A POTENTIAL basketball star received the perfect Christmas gift thanks to The Shannon Bradshaw Trust.
Theo Higham took up the sport after being diagnosed with a genetic condition so rare it has not even been given a proper name yet.
The 11-year-old, from Fearnhead, can walk but the strain of muscular dystrophy he has, known as MDC1A, means he has always struggled to play sport until he discovered wheelchair basketball with the Widnes Vikings.
After progressing quickly since starting in October last year, Theo reached the point he needed his own specially adapted sports chair.
But at a cost of £1,800, his family needed help fulfilling his Christmas wish.
Mum Emma Wordsworth-Higham said: “He was getting picked for the team so he needed to get his own chair but we found they were really expensive.
“Some of the other parents at the club suggested seeing if a charity could help so we wrote to Patti at the Shannon Bradshaw Trust to see if there was anything she could do.
“We were made up when she came back to us to say they could buy one for us.”
Patti Bradshaw, from The Shannon Bradshaw Trust which supports children with life-threatening conditions and their families, said they were delighted to help.
Paddy and friends outside the new caravan in Blackpool
Charmaine and her Lovely Family were the first family able to enjoy a weeks break in our New Caravan re-Treat
The Trust has taken Princess Krystal to their heart!! Krystal was diagnosed with lip cancer ealier this summer, she has been thru an awful lot these past few months, so when we heard how much she loved Pepper Pig we went out and got her some lovely presents… we will also be making arrangements to send her and her family to Pepper pig world when she is feeling better.
We are overwhelmed to say the least to have so much support from TRINITY a Warrington based Company owned by Jeff Hartley, Thanks Jeff for all your support!!
A lovely surprise visit for Lilly May Skidmore when she went to see her favorite band 1Direction.
A Huge Thank you to Foresight Solutions for choosing us as their Charity of the year. more details and photo’s to follow after the Ball