Ex-Leventhorpe schoolboy Sam's fundraiser for Isabel Hospice back on
Sam Faulkner’s epic 1,000-mile cycling challenge is back on – and the former Leventhorpe schoolboy can’t wait to get going.
Sam, 25, of High Wych, had planned to cycle from John o’ Groats to Land’s End in April but it was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.
Now a new date has been set for Sunday (August 16) and Sam says he’s been training hard and he has more than £2,000 towards his charity target of £3,000.
He is raising money for Isabel Hospice after hearing his best friend’s mum Lesley Clark was battling cancer.
Lesley was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2018 and to gain relief from her treatment she visits the Isabel Hospice support service at the St Barnabas Centre in Thorley where she can relax, unwind and find comfort in the complimentary treatments she receives. Sam said Lesley calls it her little bit of "respite".
Sam adds: "Isabel Hospice is a sanctuary to many people who are living with chronic or terminal illnesses. There is no end to the help and support they give. For many it is a lonely and scary time when being diagnosed with a chronic or terminal condition.
"Some don't have anyone to talk to, others feel they don't want to talk to family or friends. Isabel hospice is a safe place to talk and open up that proves crucial to there recovery."
To donate to Sam's fundraiser see his Justgiving page https://bit.ly/2F3PiHb