Soggy Sunday charity event ‘surpassed our expectations’

Shirley Worth,left and Sharon Humphries,right with friends and supporters Pam and Stuart McHale on their cake stall at their Kenya cycling fundraising open day at Bourton Mill,Buckingham'110904M-B243
Shirley Worth,left and Sharon Humphries,right with friends and supporters Pam and Stuart McHale on their cake stall at their Kenya cycling fundraising open day at Bourton Mill,Buckingham'110904M-B243

DESPITE appalling weather, a steady stream of people turned out to support a fundraising open day at Bourton Mill health club in Buckingham on Sunday.

The event had been laid on to raise funds to help local women Sharon Humphries, from Buckingham, and Shirley Worth, from Winslow, take part in the Women V Cancer Challenge in February.

The challenge involves cycling across Kenya to raise money for three cancer charities.

Sadly, the fundraiser had to be brought inside due to the rain, and the bouncy castle had to be cancelled.

Mrs Worth told the Advertiser: “Despite the terrible, terrible weather, we managed to raise £500.

“Everybody was really generous and it’s really helped in terms of reaching our fundraising targets. It surpassed our expectations.

“Now we’ll have to get into some serious training.”