An alumnus of Harper Adams University is among a team of friends who are raising money for cancer research by cycling the length of the United Kingdom.
Tommy Chappell, a BSc (Hons) Agriculture graduate and former student warden at Harper Adams University, is making the journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats alongside friends Grant Drummond and Elliott McMillan – with the trio hoping to reach their destination later today (Tuesday.)
All three are officer cadets at RMA Sandhurst and decided to take on the challenge – which they have dubbed Le Jog – to help raise money for Cancer Research UK, in a bid to help boost the charity’s coffers after covid-19 led to reductions in fundraising.
Tommy – who is raising money in memory of his godfather, among others, has already seen the team exceed their initial target – though is keen to keep raising as much as possible. The team have set up pages on both JustGiving, for donations and Instagram – where followers can keep up with their journey.
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He said: “We are obviously very pleased, and we want to keep that figure rising! We’re being kept motivated through the support of everyone that has donated so far, and the thought of a cold beer and warm bed when we finish for the day.
“Chaffing and niggles aside, it’s a case of so far, so good... We've being going for more than a week, cycled over 650 miles, and passed through dozens of counties.
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone that has donated and been following us on our galavants!”