Three friends who grew up together in Buckingham will be cycling from London to Paris in August to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK in memory of a much-loved mum and Royal Latin School teacher .
Martine Coventry, who lived in Buckingham for nearly 20 years, sadly passed away from bowel cancer in July 2012.
Mrs Coventry’s children, Remi and Celine, and their lifelong friend, Emma Nicholls, have just begun training for the charity ride.
And by concidence, they will arrive in Mrs Coventry’s birthplace, Paris, on her birthday, August 17.
Emma and Celine, both aged 28, have been best friends since they and Remi, aged 30, grew up together on the Badgers estate.
Physiotherapist Emma and Remi, a translator, both now live in London, while Celine, a primary school teacher, lives in Didcot. But the two women remain close friends and speak most days. Emma said: “It has been tough on them, they were very close to their mum. It was a traumatic time for them all. She was a special lady.
“We just wanted to mark this event. It’s a celebration of her life.”
The trio need to raise £4,350 towards the ride by May 21.
They are organising a dinner and dance at the Royal Latin School on April 25 and asking people to sponsor them via their website www.doitforcharity.com/London2ParisCelRem&Em