A husband and wife who work as respiratory nurses are challenging themselves to cycle from London to Paris.
Mark and Frances Baverstock from Wolverton are getting on their bikes tonight to begin their challenge and have already raised over £4,000 for the British Lung Foundation (BLF).
But that’s not enough as they hope the people of Milton Keynes will continue to donate to give back to the UK charity, which helps one in five people affected by respiratory disease.
“We’re really keen to raise as much money as possible for the BLF,” said Mark Baverstock, a respiratory advanced nurse practitioner who has worked at Milton Keynes Hopsital for a decade.
“We work with patients with COPD and asthma, as well as other respiratory diseases, every day and we know how important it is to raise awareness of these conditions.”
Frances, who works at Newport Pagnell Medical Centre as a community respiratory nurse, said: “We also work really closely with our local BLF Breathe Easy support group in Milton Keynes and we just want to do whatever we can to support the fantastic work that they do.”
Joanna Christophi, Head of Fundraising at the British Lung Foundation, said: “We are delighted that Mark and Frances will be cycling to Paris to support the BLF.
“Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards ensuring that we can continue to do the vital research, support and campaigning work that we do.”
Anyone who would like to support Mark and Frances can visit their VirginMoneyGiving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/thebaverstocksBLF