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Karen Completes Strictly Biking Challenge

15 March 2021 chsw Fundraising

Karen Lane from Trewoon near St Austell has completed her 38 day challenge: Stricly Come Biking, all in the name of charity.

For 38 consecutive days Karen donned a different ballgown and cycled up to 35 miles each day on her static bike. The challenge sparked great support from Karen’s friends, family and dance students from The Dance Factory who have all helped her raise over £1400 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Karen kept her supporters updated with her progress via social media each day proving her vast array of ball gowns, high heels and her serious dedication to pedalling a total of 1330 miles. 

Reflecting about the challenge Karen said

It was really challenging, but not as challenging as what the children who use the hospice face.

A few days were really hard, my legs were aching and waking me up at night but the lovely messages and donations kept me going so thank you to everybody for their support.”

Bernadette Chambers, Area fundraiser for CHSW said “I would like to congratulate Karen on such an incredible achievement. She pedalled every day with a smile on her face and has raised a fantastic amount for CHSW. Donations like this mean so much to Little Harbour children’s hospice which continues to support local families dealing with the challenges of lockdown as well as having a child with a life limiting condition.”

To top up Karen’s fundraising visit her online fundraising page here 

Or if you would like to set yourself your own challenge and support Children’s Hospice South West through its 30th anniversary year simply click here