Soham: 800 Mile Ride to Number 10
26 April 2013, 15:00
The 15 year-old brother of a Soham teenager who died of soft-tissue cancer is to ride across the country in the hope of inspiring children to make a difference where they live.
Soham Village College pupil Callum Fairhurst, 15, alongside David Culley and Nick Culley aim to raise tens of thousands of pounds by cycling around 800 miles this summer.
Starting in Cambridge they will set off visiting lots of major towns and cities in England before ending the event at Number 10 Downing Street, the residence of Prime Minister David Cameron.
En route they hope to inspire thousands of school children and young persons to make a difference in their communities, whilst also spreading the message of the newly founded Liam Fairhurst Foundation. The foundation, helping young people affected by cancer, illness and disabilities, was founded in memory of Callum's older brother - Liam - who passed away from cancer aged just 14 in 2009.
Along the route, a number of stars from the world of showbiz will be lending their support. Callum told Heart he's keeping their identities close to his chest until the celebs show up, but he did let on to Heart some of those who'll be lending their support will be "from the movies".....
Callum's brother Liam became the figure head for many campaigns and inspired individuals such as Duncan Bannatyne, Russell Brand and even former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. At the time of Liam's passing he had raised over £340,000 directly for children with cancer.
The cycle, named Chains For Change, also encourages cyclists of all abilities to join in (full details and routes can be seen on www.chainsforchange.co.uk) and raise awareness and cash for The Liam Fairhurst Foundation. They will be joined by celebrities and politicians along the ride.
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