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Callington fundraisers raise £1,000 for Diabetes UK during Tesco's Cycle to Lapland challenge

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

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A GROUP of fundraisers from Callington have raised more than £1,000 for charity after taking part in a three-day cycling challenge.

Firefighters, rowers, schoolchildren and police officers were among the team who took part in Tesco's nationwide Cycle to Lapland challenge to raise money for Diabetes UK.

PC Jennifer Williams, who set one of the fastest times, said it was a great event to be involved in.

"We love the opportunity to be part of our community, so we have done this during our dinner break," she said.

"We know so many people who suffer from diabetes so this is quite personal to us," she added.

The team, which also included the mayor and portreeve of the town, Denise Winfindale, as well as students from Callington Community College and rowers from Cothele Quay Gig Club, cycled a combined total of more than 400 miles on exercise bikes at the Tesco store on Tavistock Road.

Store manager Martin Hawkins thanked everyone who supported the event.

"It's a fantastic event to be involved in, and many thanks to our community for supporting Diabetes UK," he said.

"The community spirit has been tremendous and we have been bowled over by the generosity and fitness of Callington's finest."

In total the team raised £1,055 for Diabetes UK.

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