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Woodbridge: Rotary club shows support for desert cycle ride fundraisers

PUBLISHED: 13:30 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:27 27 August 2014

Cameron Wheeler and Scott Girling (left and centre holding cheque) with president elect David Mortimer, members of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge and town mayor Geoff Holdcroft, who gave a talk at the club's latest meeting.
Mr Wheeler and Mr Girling are taking part in the Death Valley Cycle Challenge in Nevada withTom Caraccio-Hewitt this November,

Cameron Wheeler and Scott Girling (left and centre holding cheque) with president elect David Mortimer, members of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge and town mayor Geoff Holdcroft, who gave a talk at the club's latest meeting. Mr Wheeler and Mr Girling are taking part in the Death Valley Cycle Challenge in Nevada withTom Caraccio-Hewitt this November,

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A pair of fundraising cyclists were delighted to receive a charitable boost ahead of their formidable 420km desert ride in November.

Cameron Wheeler and Scott Girling, who are preparing to take on the ‘Death Valley Cycle Challenge’ in Nevada this November, picked up a cheque for £582.74 from the Rotary Club of Woodbridge to go towards their £15,000 target for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The pair, who will be joined on the ride by friend Tom Caraccio-Hewitt, appeared with the rotary club at Woodbridge Regatta, where raffle tickets were sold for the cause.

Mr Wheeler’s brother Alistair died last year after being diagnosed with terminal cancer at 23. He was supported by the charity and treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Mr Wheeler said: “The rotary club’s support has been brilliant.”

Go online at justgiving.com/deathvalleychallenge2014 to lend your support.

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