Making fundraising a family affair

July 6, 2020

Diane Scott has been a fantastic supporter of the Hospice for over 20 years – and now her grandson Jason Cohen is set to help by embarking on a two day bike ride to raise much needed funds for patient care.

Jason and his fiancé Orlaith McVeigh have taken up the challenge to ride from Welwyn to Brighton and back again – a distance of 88 miles each way – in August. Brighton holds a special place in the family’s heart, as it’s where his grandparents first met.

Diane dedicates a huge amount of her time supporting our retail team and visits the Finchley hospice almost daily.

“My grandma has dedicated so much time fundraising in support of the fantastic work the hospice does. Into her 80’s she was still helping out almost daily before this current situation we find ourselves in with Covid-19. I knew I wanted to do something. My motivation was heightened when my Grandpa took a turn of poor health. The hospice has been fantastic in their support. 

“I love sports and fitness and Orlaith and I always train together in the gym but cycling is certainly a hobby of ours, so the distance of this cycle over two days will be a real challenge – so fingers crossed!

The pair are training hard and are aiming to reach their destination each day in under 6 hours.

Jason added: “The work being done in the North London Hospice is so immeasurable not just for the patients but for the families of those patients- I have now experienced this first hand. Like so many other facilities the hospice needs the funding to continue to deliver and it is so true that giving a little, ultimately makes a lot if people come together!”

If you would like to support Jason & Orlaith in their challenge, you can visit their fundraising page here:

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