This Thursday and Friday, three brothers originally from Prescot will be taking on a 150 cycle challenge to raise money for the Willowbrook Hospice which cared for their dad, Ron Stott – ‘Ronskie.
Ron was diagnosed with advanced, terminal cancer in September 2017 and was admitted into Willowbrook where he sadly passed away on 19th October with all of the family by his side.
The brothers – John (36), Paul (54) and Andy (50) – all of whom are keen cyclists will riding 75 miles on Thursday, mostly along the canal trail to Skipton and riding back along the same route the following day.
John, a Customer Accounts Officer who now lives in Sheffield says: “After dad was diagnosed with advanced, terminal cancer his health rapidly deteriorated and he was admitted to Willowbrook. The care dad received at the hospice was amazing and it was so comforting to know that he was being looked so well even when we weren’t with him. The staff and volunteers were also brilliant with our entire family and were incredibly supportive.
“Our family are all so grateful for the care and support provided by Willowbrook hospice. We know how much places like Willowbrook rely on donations, so we decided to ‘get back in the saddle’ to help raise funds so that the hospice can continue to help other families like ours.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received and
have already smashed our original target of £1000 which is fantastic! We’re all looking forward to the 150 mile challenge – we know we might end up saddle sore but we’ll be really proud to ride in our dad’s memory, helping to raise money for such a wonderful place as Willowbrook.”
If you’d like to add your support to the Stott brothers and Willowbrook, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ronskie