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Cyclists Aim To Raise Money For Local Homeless Veterans Charity

Monday February 17 2014




A GROUP of Barnsley cyclists are preparing themselves to tackle a 108-mile trek across the Trans Pennine Trail.

Paul Shirt, 42, from Worsbrough Common, hopes to lead his team of ten in August to raise money for Royston-based charity 'Help 4 Homeless Heroes'.

Founded by Tom Wood, the charity provides accommodation to ex-service personnel who are living rough or in unsatisfactory accommodation.

Paul - whose team are all amateur cyclists - hopes their efforts will raise awareness for the local organisation.

He said: "We all just thought it'd be a great way to help their cause and it's a bonus that we're getting fit, too.

"I've done a bit in the past for other charities but I wanted to choose Help 4 Homeless Heroes this time as the work they do is absolutely great."

To follow the team's progress, click here.

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Reply Posted by the ghost on Monday February 17 2014 at 12:02
Good luck lads i know you all personally and its a very good cause too....

Reply Posted by paul shirt on Monday February 17 2014 at 12:10
Massive thanks to WAB and all concerned. We are proud to help !

Reply Posted by Mariah Perkins on Monday February 17 2014 at 12:39
This is lovely to see guys! Such a shame there was no link to a donation page as I would have loved to have sponsored you.
It just goes to show how amazing Barnsley people can be

Reply Posted by HuDDy on Monday February 17 2014 at 14:56
Good luck i have done the coast to coast 3 times myself hope weather is good for you guys

Reply Posted by The one on the right on Monday February 17 2014 at 22:08
Thanks for your kind words and encouragement Mariah...We thought it would be best if we asked people we didn't know but would like to sponsor us to use the donate button on the help for homeless veterans page ....help4homelessveterans.org.uk

Reply Posted by julie on Sunday August 24 2014 at 09:07
Good luck to you all. Hope you all make it and enjoy the challenge.