St Albans businessman cycling 510 miles across Ireland for charity
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A successful St Albans businessman is cycling all the way across Ireland for a children’s charity.
Finance director of Cash Converters’s Capital Cash Ltd, Paul Graham, will peddle from Mizen to Malin in aid of Dreams Come True - a charity which fulfils the wishes of terminally ill children.
The 510 mile route covers Ireland’s most hilly but breath-taking spots.
Paul, along with Carl Murray and Rhyl Cash Converters franchisee owner Richard Addison, completed a similar challenge in 2014, cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats and raising about £100,000 in the process.
They hope to raise the same amount again this time around.
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This challenge will take the trio six days, ending on Saturday June 23.
Paul, who lives in St Albans with his wife and three children, said: “We raised a tremendous amount on our last epic charity bike ride from the southern toe of the UK to the northern tip; but this challenge basically stretches the length of Ireland and will require some serious hill and mountain climbing.
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“We are up to the challenge and have been in training for many months.
Each dream costs about £2,000 and so far Cash Converters has raised more than £250,000 for the charity.
The 47-year-old added: “It is incredibly rewarding knowing that with every mile we cycle, a child’s dream will come true.”
Head of challenges and events for Dreams Come True, Martin Neal, said: “Yet again, Cash Converters are going that extra mile to support our mission to make as many dreams as possible come true for children living with serious illnesses.
“We are hugely grateful to Carl and his crew who are clearly up for a steep challenge over in Ireland. We will be championing them from the UK and look forward to celebrating their fundraising activities.”
To donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/CashConvertersHead2HeadTo find out about Dreams Come True, visit www.dreamscometrue.uk.com