Charity bike ride raises more than £2,000 for Overgate

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A group of friends who embarked on a sponsored cycle ride from Halifax to Blackpool have raised £2,140 for Overgate Hospice.

Nile Retnam, who was inspired to do the challenge after the death of his grandmother, said: “Overgate is a charity close to my heart and was incredibly special to my nan, me and family throughout her illness. Words can’t describe the kindness and patience from staff.

“Getting involved in this event has helped me come to terms with the grieving process but I also hope it inspires people in Halifax to do the same. It was the hardest day of our lives but also the best and we are already planning our next event.

“We want to say a massive thank you for the support we received and the amount of sponsors we got. This is the start of many fundraising events we will be doing for Overgate because it benefits everyone and they are excellent for providing care for people in Calderdale.”