Staff from Preston-based charity Recycling Lives cycled over 30 miles from HMP Lancaster Farms to HMP Wymott near Leyland to raise £956.Advertisement
Recycling Lives supports those in prison and ex-offenders in the community.
Initially, the challenge, organised by the charity’s housing and employability co-ordinator Lucy Bailey, was to support just Recycling Lives but she was then inspired to donate a quarter share – £239 – to Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
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That donation was to thank staff at Rosemere Cancer Centre for looking after another colleague Ray Ward.
Ray, who mentors offenders in custody at HMP Lancaster Farms, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January and has been attending Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital for both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Lucy said: “Ray’s an amazing character, an award-winning and much loved member of the team.
“He has worked at HMP Lancaster Farms for years and thinking about what he’s going through, I wanted to support the people caring for him as well as giving back to our charity after a tough year.”
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