Pedal power proves a charity winner

By Rob George Friday 04 January 2013 Updated: 07/01 12:32

Latest News

John and Dorothy Todd with Steve, Adrian, Mike and Chris Todd and Carole Crowe from Acorns Children’s Hospice. (s)

A RETIRED Worcestershire police officer geared up for an epic challenge and raised more than £8,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Adrian Todd took to the saddle with his brothers Mike and Steve and nephew Chris Todd to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End in August.

The 800-plus mile challenge began in the extreme north of Scotland and finished at the southern most point of the UK and saw the foursome raise £8,051 for the Bath Road hospice.

Their efforts were made all the more special as Adrian, Mike and Steve’s parents John and Dorothy Todd have raised money for the charity themselves for more than two decades.

Acorns’ fund-raising manager Carole Crowe, said: “This was a wonderful donation. The Todd family’s faithful support is brilliant as it costs £750 a day, per child to care for Acorns children, mostly raised from such generous members of the community.”

Popular »

1 Identity of sex offenders revealed

2 Hospital site housing plan gets green light

3 Rower shaping up well for oarsome challenge

4 Work to start on performance centre

5 Village pre-school faces fight to survive

More news »

Corporal begins gruelling Dakar challenge

A WORCESTER soldier who lost both his legs

Murder investigation: Second man arrested over Tolladine murder

A SECOND man has been arrested by detectives

Family devastated by murder of their 'lovable rogue'

THE FAMILY of murder victim Adrian Locke have

Explore the wonders of the night sky

BUDDING stargazers can explore the wonders of the

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Grand National winning jockey backs Air Ambulance charity

A GRAND National-winning jockey whose life was saved by an ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove GP practice's uncompassionate parking policy slammed

A BROMSGROVE woman has hit out after being ordered to ...

Redditch Standard
Redditch MP calls for fresh hospital services review

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley has called for a fresh review ...

Evesham Observer
Police hunt lorry driver who asked to take pictures of ...

POLICE have launched a manhunt after a lorry driver asked ...