Epic ride for Soham fundraiser Callum as he takes foundation to Downing Street

PUBLISHED: 15:11 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:11 09 July 2013

Stop off at No 11 for Callum and friends as they met the Chancellor George Osborne

Stop off at No 11 for Callum and friends as they met the Chancellor George Osborne

Archant

TEEN fundraiser Callum Fairhurst and some friends arrived back in Soham this week after spending a week cycling 800 miles across the country. They raised over £4,000 for charity.

Callum was joined by David and Nick Culley and Rod Garnham as they set off from Cambridge on June 29 on a tour of the country that ended at Weatheralls Primary School.

Callum, 16, helped dedicate the new school hall – named the Fairhurst Hall – in honour of his and his brother Liam’s achievements in raising hundreds of thousands for charity.

Among the towns and cities the group visited on their trek were Peterborough, Ipswich, Colchester, Reading and Norwich.

They even stopped off at Number 11 Downing Street to visit Chancellor George Osborne.

En route they also spoke to thousands of school children and young people and urged them to make a difference in their communities, whilst also spreading the message of the Liam Fairhurst Foundation.

The foundation, helping young people affected by cancer, illness and disabilities, was founded in memory of Callum’s older brother - Liam - who died of cancer aged just 14 in 2009.

Liam became the figure head for many campaigns and, at the time of his death, raised more than £340,000 for children with cancer.

For more information on the challenge visit www.chainsforchange.co.uk


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard