Carers cycling from London to Paris for Oliver’s fund

Peter and Floyd prepare for their charity ride
Peter and Floyd prepare for their charity ride

TWO Chaseley carers are taking part in a cycling challenge to raise cash for one of their patients to return home.

On June 2009, Oliver, 27, was the victim of a hit and run which left him with a catastrophic head injury.

He now requires 24-hour care and currently lives at The Chaseley Trust main Nursing Home in Eastbourne.

Oliver’s family would love him to come home to live and are trying to raise funds to convert their Uckfield property for this purpose.

To raise funds for Oliver, Chaseley carers Peter Runacres, 27, and Floyd Hunter, 23, both from Eastbourne, are cycling from London to Paris, they set off yesterday, Friday (October 14).

The ride should take three and a half days to complete and the two carers will camp throughout the 250-mile journey.

Peter says he is looking forward to the challenge.

He said, “We are both not regular cyclists, so we’re sure it will be a tough challenge.

“However well worth it as all the money raised will go straight to Oliver’s family to help with the adaptation of the house.”

Last weekend the pair of fundraisers set up a stall in Eastbourne town centre and sold cakes to boost funds.

Peter said, “We thank everyone who purchased a cake or just donated.”

Peter and Floyd are still appealing for sponsors for the Bringing Home Oliver campaign and ask people to send a cheque, made payable to Bringing Oliver Home, to Peter at 310 Willingdon Road, Eastbourne, BN20 9JP or make a transfer to account number 63123428 sort code 60 22 05.