School nurses complete tandem bike ride to raise cash for four-year-old's cancer treatment (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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School nurses complete tandem bike ride to raise cash for four-year-old's cancer treatment
TWO school nurses have completed a 50-mile tandem bike challenge to raise funds for a four-year-old girl who urgently needs life-saving cancer treatment in the US.
Tricia Abbott, 52, and Aisling Dutton, 40, who are both nurses at Durham School, made their way from Durham to Leeming Bar on a tandem bicycle to raise money for Fraja Simpson, who is undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer.
Fraja’s father, Garry Simpson, said the efforts from the women were extraordinary.
“It was an extremely cold and wet day so they did very well – they were over the moon to finish, and afterwards we had an hour or so together and they came to see Fraja.
“They hope to find out how much money was raised by Tuesday.”
Mrs Abbott and Mrs Dutton met Fraja because her brother Howie, 14, and sister Erinn, 13, attend the school where they work.
The 'Fifty for Fraja' challenge started from Durham School on Saturday morning, and travelled through Sedgefield, Middleton St George and Hurworth before finishing at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire where the family live.
To support the appeal visit facebook.com/frajaellieappeal or email firstname.lastname@example.org.