A TEAM of fundraisers took on a cycling challenge to raise cash to help a little girl fight cancer.
Anya Bentham is being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool for an advanced form of an aggressive cancer called neuroblastoma.
An appeal to raise £250,000 to pay for Anya, of Christleton, to have pioneering treatment in America, which is not available on the NHS, has been set up and has already raised more than £45,000.
A group of friends decided to get together for a sponsored ride from Connah’s Quay to Chester and back along the River Dee Cycle Path.
Organiser, Leah Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, who attended the town’s high school with Anya’s mum, Naomi Stanley, admitted the ride left her a little numb.
She said: “I hadn’t ridden a bike for a good 10 years and was a bit saddle sore by the time we got back to Connah’s Quay. I was really pleased with the turnout with my cousin, Chris Evans, coming from Preston to take part.
“I am hoping, once we get all the sponsorship money in, we will have raised about £1,000 which will be a huge boost for the Appeal.”