Cycle marathon for hospice in memory of ‘amazing’ dad

Kerry Kennedy fundraising for Willen Hospice
Kerry Kennedy fundraising for Willen Hospice

A Milton Keynes woman is taking on a 240-mile overnight cycling marathon in memory of her father who was cared for at Willen Hospice.

Kerry Kennedy has spent months training for The Henry Kennedy Cycle Challenge, which takes place on Saturday, June 4, starting at 6am at the hospice.

The route has been mapped around the lake area, covering a 6-mile loop and Kerry welcomes other cyclists to join her for all, or just part of, the journey and help towards her fundraising target of £3,500.

Kerry said: “When my father was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and given a terminal diagnosis, Willen Hospice was able to extend comfort and care to him, and also to me when I looked after dad at home. My mother was also at Willen Hospice, and for me it’s a really special place. The nurses are relentless in their quest to provide the care that each patient requires. To alleviate suffering and provide comfort.

“Dad was a real inspiration and never gave up, he played golf until seven weeks before he passed, and smiled every day. I learnt from him to be strong, to follow my dreams and never to give up.

My father was amazing and I want to honour him by raising this challenge into an annual event.”

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/K-Kennedy2 or text HKCC90 and the amount to 70070. Or you can call Kerry on 07703 716226.