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Money for Matt
11:00am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in News
A GROUP of friends who completed a 1,400-mile bike ride from Rome to Evesham in April have smashed their fund-raising target.
The All Roads Lead to Evesham cyclists hoped to raise £20,000 in memory of Matt Brace, who died last year who died in an attempt to jump from a tree following a dinner at Evesham Rugby Club.
But it soon became clear they would far exceed this and they changed the target to £29,000, meaning they could completely fund a new piece of equipment for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s neurological department.
They recently received a further boost when building firm Taylor Wimpey donated £500 to the cause.
Adam Huttlestone, team leader for the cyclists, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey and everyone who has sponsored our cause.
We are still receiving donations from the public, which is wonderful.”