Guernsey

Cyclists raise £2,500 for Guernsey baby charity

A Guernsey charity has received more than £2,500 following a 560-mile (900km) bicycle ride across south-west England by three postal workers.

The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation has benefited from the trip.

Paul Wakeham, Steve O'Connor and retired postman Ken Queripel cycled from Poole in Dorset to Lands End in Cornwall and back in June.

The trio collected donations and sponsorship money from islanders and local businesses totalling £2,610.

During their ride, they passed through Bournemouth, Weymouth and Torquay.

The charity was founded by Andy and Jo Priaulx in 2003 after both of their children were born prematurely, weighing less than 4lbs (1.8kg) each.

It has so far raised about £90,000 for equipment and to offer support for parents in a similar situation.

Andy Priaulx received an MBE in 2008 for his work with the foundation

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