Rowney Green Cyclists Go The Extra Mile For Charity

Ten villagers from Rowney Green, near Alvechurch, cycled home from John O’Groats, covering 700 miles in just eight days in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Look Good Feel Better, a charity that helps women manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

The JOGROG team (John O’Groats to Rowney Green), led by Gerry Lynskey, whose son was airlifted by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity following a cardiac arrest in 2004, raised over £4,670 for the two organisations. This will help fund future vitally important air ambulance missions and support a great number of ladies with skincare and make-up workshops.

Gerry said: “Although we are a small rural community, a number of villagers have unfortunately had to rely on Midlands Air Ambulance, including my son, which is why we wanted to support this terrific service, and the Look Good Feel Better charity.

“While the ride was gruelling for the team, our support driver, James McManus, and Dizzie the dog, it showed great teamwork and camaraderie. We’d like to thank everyone who donated, as they’ve helped make all the hard work worthwhile.”

Michelle McCracken, Worcestershire fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: “The team’s fundraising effort demonstrates just how community spirit thrives in Rowney Green. They’ve raised a terrific amount for both organisations, which will make a significant difference to our operations.”

The team consisted of: Pete Knight, Graham Affleck, Mark Coulson, Chris Gollings, Sue Stevens, Gerry Lynskey, Andy Sloan, Stuart Parr, Loz Breakwell and Andy Cramp. Team support, James McManus, and Dizzie the dog for moral support.

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Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.