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Harold Wood father and son tackle 30 mile challenge to raise thousands for the NHS

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 May 2020

Father Neil with his son Riley Lester taking on a 30 mile challenge (Pic: Hannah Lester)

Father Neil with his son Riley Lester taking on a 30 mile challenge (Pic: Hannah Lester)

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Father and son Neil and Riley Lester have decided to complete a sponsored 30-mile cycle and run to raise money to say thanks to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Father Neil with his son Riley Lester taking on a 30 mile challenge (Pic: Hannah Lester)

Father Neil with his son Riley Lester taking on a 30 mile challenge (Pic: Hannah Lester)

Seven-year-old Riley will be riding his bike while 44-year-old Neil will be running the distance in the space of 14 days near where they live in Harold Wood.

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Riley, who attends Harold Wood Primary School, and also plays for Harold Wood Cougars under-7s team, will be cycling three miles every day.

The pair have already manged to raise more than £1,000, which was the original target set, and are now hoping to raise plenty more before they finish the challenge.

Father Neil with his son Riley Lester taking on a 30 mile challenge (Pic: Hannah Lester)

Father Neil with his son Riley Lester taking on a 30 mile challenge (Pic: Hannah Lester)

Neil and Riley decided to take on the 30 miles after losing a special person in their family to the coronavirus.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NeilandRiley.


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