Charity bike ride raises £1,000

Shane Venters, Wayne Cooper, Aimee Venters and Matthew Thorley outside The Black Horse pub in Gosberton Risegate before their 25-mile bike ride to raise money for SANDS.
Shane Venters, Wayne Cooper, Aimee Venters and Matthew Thorley outside The Black Horse pub in Gosberton Risegate before their 25-mile bike ride to raise money for SANDS.
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A CHARITY bike ride organised in support of a woman who tragically lost two babies within the last two years has helped raised £1,000.

Wayne Cooper from Gosberton Risegate, whose daughter Casey suffered the heartbreak of having her two babies die just months after their birth, led a team of four cyclists on a 25-mile bike ride to raise money for stillbirth and neonatal death charity SANDS.

Mr Cooper set off from The Black Horse pub in Gosberton Risegate with his future son-in-law and Casey’s partner, Matthew Thorley from Spalding, and friends Shane and Aimee Venters from Holbeach.

“I struggled a little bit because I didn’t get to do as much training before the bike ride as I would have liked through illness,” Mr Cooper said.

“But I got round with the others and it was good to have some people who cheered us on our way.”

The bike ride came a month after a fun day at the pub which raised about £130 for SANDS and a karoake night is also planned at The Fisherman’s Arms in Pode Hole on November 10.