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Fireman Tackles 4,000 Miles For Hospice

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DRocheSince June 9 of this year, Darryl Roche has been cycling for two hours a day, every day. That is 12 weeks non-stop, 168 hours, and approximately 2,772 miles in total so far. A major achievement – and he is not going to stop. Darryl will continue cycling until 25th October. By this point, his total mileage will be close to an incredible 4,000 miles.

Darryl is doing this to raise money for St John's Hospice. His grandmother, Frances Goater, passed away under the care of our nurses on 9 June 2011 and Darryl was touched by the care his grandmother received. He calls the Hospice a place that gives 'peace and comfort to people with terminal illnesses.' Darryl bravely began his cycling challenge the date his grandmother passed away and will stop on her birthday, 25 October. He is undertaking this challenge at his local gym and also at the base fire station where he works.

Darryl is a fire fighter for the Paddington Fire Station White Watch, and a local resident. The Hospice still continues to support Darryl's grandfather, whom he thinks the world of. Darryl says 'it would bring a great smile to my grandfather's face by completing this task.'

Darryl aims to raise £2,000 for the hospice. That is just 50p per mile. If you would like to support Darryl, and help him reach his target, please visit his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/darrylscyclechallenge.

For more information on how you can support St John's Hospice, please call 020 7806 4011 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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