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Preston father and daughter complete 60-mile cycle for Rosemere

Posted on - 1st August, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston
Gary and Beth Hibbert completed the Manchester to Blackpool ride Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A Preston dad and daughter have raised nearly £1,000 for Rosemere during their cycle from Manchester to Blackpool.

Gary and Beth Hibbert were joined on their ride by Dr Amin Ali from Rosemere Cancer Centre.

The father-daughter duo wanted to thank Rosemere for treatment and care received by a number of family and friends.

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24-year-old Beth who works for the Environment Agency and lives in Preston city centre was also cycling after suffering a cancer scare herself earlier this year when she found a breast lump.

Beth Hibbert Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

She said: “It genuinely put into perspective how terrifying it is and how much the support of the nurses, doctors and other health professionals really helps.

“I count myself lucky after tests ruled out cancer but it goes to show that it is a disease that can affect anyone at any age and that having lumps checked really is a must.”

Dr Amin Ali reaches Blackpool Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

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Joining them on the 60-mile ride was new oncology consultant Dr Ali.

He said: “In pedalling for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, I learned that 60 miles is not as close as it initially seems and while reaching the destination is undoubtedly the end goal, let’s not forget that the journey itself is what makes it truly worthwhile.”

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