Local businessman, Chris Lye, embarked on a gruelling cycling challenge, raising money for St Elizabeth’s Hospice in remembrance of his colleague and friend, Beverly Quinn. The Suffolk Cycling Challenge saw Chris cycle the Suffolk border, 240 miles, in 24 hours, raising more than £1,500 for the charity.
Chris Lye, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge explained: “Around this time of year I undertake a challenge in memory of our wonderful caregiver and friend Beverley and in the process raise much needed funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.”
He continued: “This year, I decided to cycle the Suffolk border in her honour. This was not an organised event, so I set out to do it alone but was joined by another cyclist for the final 60 miles. This lifted my spirits immensely and acted as a moving reminder of the wonderful work done by St Elizabeth Hospice supporting people during times of great need and worry.”
St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people with a progressive illness. Their work centres around individual needs, with specialist support, wherever required, at home, in the community or at the Hospice. The services cost £9.1m a year, and almost 75% of this comes from the local community.
Home Instead is an award winning care company which specialises in at-home care for the elderly in Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(Chris pictured with Jodie Whitham, Community Fund-Raising Coordinator for St Elizabeth Hospice)