Christopher saddles up to help our heroes

Christopher Martin outside his Halifax employer The Chinese Buffet on his 350-miles for Liz cycle challenge

Christopher Martin outside his Halifax employer The Chinese Buffet on his 350-miles for Liz cycle challenge

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A nephew cycled hundreds of miles in memory of his aunty and in aid of the nation’s much-loved military charity.

Christopher Martin, 24, of Halifax, pedalled ‘350-miles for Liz’ in a Help for Heroes fundraising effort supported by his employer.

The Halifax Chinese Buffet, Broad Street Plaza, kitchen porter cycled across the company’s nine branches; starting in Wakefield and finishing in Bury.

Chris, who says he has always had a passion to help others, wanted to do something to support his uncle, Graham Wormald, of Pellon, Halifax, - an ex soldier in the British Army, who recently lost his wife Liz.

His journey covered Wakefield, Bradford,Halifax, Preston, St Helen’s, Wigan, Blackpool and Wrexham.

“It was tough in parts but the determination to do it for my aunty and for charity kept me going. I’m really proud of myself - to have completed 350-miles as a non-cyclist - my uncle’s really proud too.”

Chris is a keen champion of charitable causes and earlier this year his branch was the first to take part in the ‘ice bucket challenge’ - the social internet craze in aid of motor neurone disease.

“By working together, we can make a difference to other people’s lives,” said Chris who hopes to become a chef with the Asian food chain.

Chris also fundraised for charity Raleigh International and has raised a total of £600 so far. To donate see justgiving.com/350forLiz