Team to Cycle 100 miles for Freddie

Jake, Freddie and Freddie's dad Matt
Jake, Freddie and Freddie's dad Matt

One of the landlords at a Heath and Reach pub is joining a team of cyclists for a 100-mile ride on Sunday, August 31, to raise money for Freddie Gray.

The two-year-old has cerebral palsy and his family are trying to raise money to send him to PACE, a family-centred charity which provides an education for children with sensory motor disorders.

Jake Moxham, from the Axe and Compass, said: “It will be a challenge but I have been doing quite a bit of training to prepare for it and it is for a great cause.

“We are hoping to raise £1,000 and we have already raised £900 so we are close to our target.

The team will be leaving the Axe and Compass at 7am and hope to complete the challenge in seven hours.

He added: “We are inviting everyone back to the pub afterwards for a BBQ to say thank you for all their donations and support.”

Mr Moxham will be joined by Freddie’s dad, Matt Gray, on the cycle.

They will cycle through Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Dunstable, Milton Keynes and then head back to the pub through Buckinghamshire.

The team at the Heath and Reach pub have previosly held fun days for FUN, a local children’s charity, and for Leighton Buzzard’s Mencap.

They also have family fun days lined up for Great Ormand Street, a quiz night for Heart UK and a jazz evening for Parkinson’s UK.

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