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Fundraisers Battle the Miles and the Elements

August 18, 2008

IT was meant to be a 300-mile cycle in the sun for two teachers on a summer fundraising mission.

But the elements ensured it was more of a battle.

Chris Myhill, 31, a special needs teacher at Ysgol Ty Coch, Church Village, and Seimon Edwards, 28, a teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, Cardiff, arrived in Penarth yesterday after the gruelling four-day trek.

The pair set off on Monday morning from the most northern tip of Anglesey, Bull Bay, in an attempt to raise more than pounds 1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Chris came up with the idea in memory of his late grandfather John Waters, who passed away after a battle against the disease, aged 80.

He said: “It’s been tough but well worth it. There’s been bad weather but you’ve just got to face it down and you don’t expect it this time of year.

“My dad Kevin has been driving behind us with supplies and equipment, making sure we were going in the right direction, so we’ve had good support. I was inspired by the way staff and nurses at Marie Curie Cancer Care in Penarth looked after my grandad, giving him dignity, respect and compassion in the final days of a cruel illness.”

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