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Fundraiser Saddles Up For The Hospice

  • Published date
    15/08/2012
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

An Enfield businessman is gearing up to cycle from London to Paris in memory of his mother and in aid of the hospice that cared for her.

In just under a month David Gakhar, of Uvedale Road, in Enfield, will be hitting the road with two wheels to raise money for North London Hospice.

David, 48, is taking on the mammoth 500 kilometre bike challenge to the French capital, to give something back to the hospice that ‘provided special care to his family at a time of need.’

The managing director of Enfield firm Underpin and Makegood said: “My mother sadly passed away at North London Hospice last year from lung cancer. They were so good not only to her but to our whole family unit with dedicated support. I felt I wanted to do something in return.

“All the staff treated both my mum and our family with the utmost respect and dignity and provided special care to all of us at a time of need. In short, they were wonderful.”

In recognition of this, David decided to dust off his bike and sign-up for the cycle ride. Having not ridden a bike for some years David says the challenge is no mean feat and as set-off day approaches is feeling a mixture of ‘excitement and nerves.’

He said: “I’ve never done anything of this scale. I have run the London Marathon a few times, but feel this, for me, will be harder but I am always up for a challenge.

“I’m doing my bit now to raise some money which I hope will benefit other families who find themselves in a similar situation.”

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