Slaidburn resident Sue Schofield (50) is joining novelist and TV presenter Fern Britton for her latest cycling challenge, helping raise funds for Genesis Research Trust’s research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy.
Fern (57) will be cycling 57 miles a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End from May 1st to 21st, with Sue saddling up and joining her for three days. The TV star is hoping to raise at least £57,000 to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy.
So far, over 70 men and women, including Sue, have signed up to join her and 24 of those will be cycling the whole route. Sue is hoping to raise £550.
A proud Patron of Genesis Research Trust, whose Chairman is Professor Robert Winston, Fern said: “This is one of the greatest personal challenges for me, and possibly you. I am delighted that Sue is joining me and hope that we can encourage other Ribble Valley residents to join us as well as provide their support.”
Sue said: “I know people who have been personally affected by miscarriage and still birth. Many of us cannot comprehend the desperation and sadness of losing a baby or the life shattering impact that a disabled child has on the family. The more money that can be raised for Genesis can help research the causes and cures for conditions that affect the health of women and babies. I’m hoping to raise £550.00 to support this amazing charity”.
It is not widely known, but one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage and between one and two per cent of couples in the UK may suffer more than once.To sign up to this challenge or to donate, visit: FernBrittonChallenge57.com
Many of us cannot comprehend the desperation and sadness of losing a baby or the life shattering impact that a disabled child has on the family.Sue Schofield