A MUM and daughter are fundraising to have a defibrillator installed at a local club in honour of their grandad who died suddenly in December.
Chelsie Aspinall, 30, from Worsbrough Dale, and her mum, Lisa Durnan, 50, will cycle from Barnsley to Skegness next Friday to celebrate what would have been Chelsie’s grandad’s 70th birthday.
The duo are hoping to raise money to have the defibrillator installed outside the Barrow Working Men’s Club, on George Street, with his name, Richard Durnan, best known as Dickie, engraved on the outer casing.
Chelsie told the Chronicle: “My grandad suddenly lost his life sleeping last year in his home – we now know this was due to him suffering a heart attack which sadly took him away from his family.
“In his memory, we wanted to raise as much money as possible to have a defibrillator installed at his local club.
“The route we’ve chosen is just under 100 miles and the final destination will take us to the Four Winds Tavern where we will be greeted by our family who’ll be waiting for us at the finish line.
“We are planning on completing this ride on the day of his birthday where he would turn 70.”