Geoff Merryweather is embarking on a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for Cure Leukaemia and support a friend, battling to find a bone marrow donor!
Geoff is a photographer for the Burton Mail and its associated titles, and he will complete a gruelling circuit between several of the newspapers he has worked for over the years on October 18th. The 31 year old is raising money after his friend Steve Sinfield’s wife, Katherine, was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Starting at the Burton Mail, Geoff will cycle to the Uttoxeter News office, then to the Staffordshire Newsletter in Stafford, the Post and Times in Leek, the Ashbourne News Telegraph and finally, back to Burton. He is appealing for fellow riders to join him so, combined, you can raise as much as possible for Cure Leukaemia!
Geoff said “It was awful to hear about Katherine and I really wanted to do something to help. Steve’s always been a great guy and has been a pleasure to work with over the years, so when he mentioned he and Katherine wanted to do some fundraising, I was more than happy to accept the challenge. He’s always looked out for me, so it’s nice that I can now do something for him and his wife. What they’re going through is really tough. Like all forms of Cancer, Leukaemia is so destructive. Aside from the money, I also want to raise awareness about the illness.”
Anyone who wishes to donate to Geoff’s cause can do so online by heading to his JustGiving page HERE and if you would like to join him in the ride, get in touch!
Good luck Geoff!