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Get ready for Emma-Jayne bikeathon

By SRussellTG  |  Posted: July 04, 2013

Enter this year's Emma-Jayne Memorial Fund bikeathon

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A WHEEL-Y good time is promised once again at an annual charity bikeathon and fun walk.

The 14th Emma-Jayne Memorial Fund bikeathon will take place on Sunday, July 21 and sponsorship forms are available now.

Both the bikeathon and walk start and finish at The Royal Oak at Little Cawthorpe and attract participants from across the area.

It is the main fundraiser for the appeal which raises money to help the neurosurgical unit, ward 40, at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Organised by Ruth and Tony Knowles of Sutton on Sea in memory of their daughter, they aim to raise as much as they can to buy equipment for the ward.

Emma-Jayne died in 1998, just two-weeks before her 23rd birthday from an inoperable brain tumour.

She enjoyed cycling and was a post lady in the Sutton on Sea area and so the bikeathon is a key event in her memory.

Cyclists can choose to take part on either a 12 or a 30 mile route, starting at 11am.

Those who don’t own a bike can still take part thanks to free cycle hire courtesy of Louth Cycle Centre.

People can also choose to be sponsored for the three-and-a-half mile fun walk, which starts just after the bikeathon at 11.15am.

Cyclists and walkers will be warmly welcomed back tot The Royal Oak Inn when there will be a barbecue, tombola and raffle.

The fund is currently raising money to pay for a Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator - a dissecting device that uses ultrasonic frequencies to fragment tissue, a slimline slide drying hotplate to be used in the laboratory and a block trimmer also for the unit’s laboratory.

Representatives from the unit will also be taking part in the annual bikeathon.

Sponsor forms are available from several locations in Louth and Sutton on Sea and can be downloaded from www.emma-jaynememorialfund.co.uk where you can also find more information about the appeal and the equipment for the unit.

For more information, contact Ruth and Tony on 01507 441347.

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