Liverpool man cycles over 500km in memory of his father to raise money for Marie Curie - The Guide Liverpool

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Liverpool man cycles over 500km in memory of his father to raise money for Marie Curie

13/10/2020

Allerton local Paul Tedford, age 35, has cycled 500 kilometres around Liverpool and raised over £3,500 for end of life charity Marie Curie.


Paul decided to take on the challenge to raise money for the charity in memory of his Dad, who had a short stay at the Marie Cure Hospice in Woolton.

Paul, who is a Production Scheduler on Hollyoaks, said:

“Marie Curie looked after my father at the end of his life and during his short stay at their Liverpool Hospice both he and my family received such amazing care.

“I wanted to raise this money to help Marie Curie continue to support other families going through the loss of a loved one.  My father Bob, who served as a Merseyside Firefighter for over 30 years, passed away in August and this cycle was in his memory.

“I love cycling and Dad was always my biggest supporter when doing it.  He taught me how to ride my first bike, took me to places to ride, helped me buy and maintain my bikes and loved talking about cycling with me.”

Paul’s mum Eileen Tedford said:

“I am so proud of Paul doing this cycle in Bob’s honour, and grateful to everyone who donated on his Just Giving page.  My husband, Bob was diagnosed with a serious heart condition just as he retired, which sadly led to heart failure and we are so grateful for the care he received at Marie Curie’s Liverpool Hospice before he passed away”

Local Marie Curie Community Fundraiser Julie Zafari said:

“A very big thank you from all at Marie Curie to Paul for taking on this epic cycle and raising so much for us.  Our Marie Curie Nurses, doctors and hospice staff are on the frontline, caring for dying people and their loved ones, both with and without coronavirus.

The Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool needs to raise £5.2 million every year to continue to run these essential frontline services, yet our ability to generate this money has been seriously compromised by the Coronavirus crisis.”

You can support Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool by donating online here.

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