Team embark on 5000km cycle for
The challenge is know as Operation Daffodil which will raise funds for Jersey hospice.
Wayne Meenagh felt motivated to raise awareness and funds when his Jersey mother in law, Marilyn Brown succumbed to cancer in 2012.
The three-man team consisting of Wayne, his fifteen year old son Harry, and brother in law Lee Vivian will commence their journey on August 1st in Norway and travel through Denmark, Germany, Holland and France before arriving in Jersey where they will spend the only scheduled rest day of the trip.
On Sunday 25th August a gala concert will take place at Jersey Opera House, where acclaimed British jazz singer Clare Teal will act as compere as well as performing with the ‘Operation Daffodil All Star Big Band.’
The concert will feature some of the UK and Jersey’s finest musical talents in a range of musical genres from classical to Big Band.
On Monday the 26 August the team will depart Jersey to continue the rest of their journey to Gibraltar arriving on the 15 September.
The bike tour will face its fair share of challenges including the infamous artic weather condition, dangerous roads and twelve separate ferry crossings.
Wayne strongly believes that due to the funds the team hope to raise it will be well worth the effort.
He said: “Naturally this cause is very close to my heart and I hope that by undertaking this cycle challenge, that as well as raising money, we will also raise awareness about all the amazing work cancer charities do in supporting those who are suffering from this disease along with friends and families who are also affected”.
Operation Daffodil team have raised almost £4,000 to date from a range of fundraising initiatives such as ‘Charity Mingle’ in Jersey and a music and dance extravaganza in Camberley.
However with a target of £20,000 there is still a long way to go. Anyone wishing to donate can do so through the Operation Daffodil Just Giving page below.