160 miles for Marie Curie

Two S5 pupils, Sebastian and Hamish, cycled 160 miles to raise money for the Edinburgh Marie Curie Hospice on Monday 24 May.

Sebastian commented: “We chose to support this charity as their fundraising activities have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus. The Marie Curie Hospice are amazing in their work supporting terminally ill people, and their families, especially at this very challenging time and we wanted to show them our gratitude by raising some essential funds for them . We both love sport and keeping fit and thought there was no better way to use our time and energy than to take on this challenge!

The challenge was to complete 50 laps of Arthur Seat meaning cycling 160 miles in a day (80 miles each). We, of course, stayed local by making use of Arthur’s Seat on our doorstep and so abiding to lockdown rules! It took us a total of 10 hours and we received lots of support!  

We have raised over £2000 which is far more than we had expected and by doing so become the highest donors to Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh. We have smashed our target and have received lots of very generous donations and supportive comments!

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