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02/08/2013: Lincolnshire Cycle Ride for PHLF 2013 a Great Success
20/01/2013: Tombola raises £616.27 for PHLF
03/12/2012: Pilgrim Fathers Lodge No 8795 Donates £500 to PHLF
24/10/2012: Katie Croft Raises £2,000 for PHLF
25/08/2012: June Burrell Raises £518 for PHLF

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Lincolnshire Cycle Ride for PHLF 2013 a Great Success

Cyclists who took part in the bike ride

Pictured (left to right): John Woolnough, Christine Speight, Susan Barber, Arthur Whitehead and David Locking.

On 1 June of this year the second Lincolnshire Cycle Ride took place.

We initially had ten cyclists but due to personal reasons this fell to eight during a short period before the ride took place. However, one of our cyclists took over two sessions and we were fortunateenough to get another young female cyclist to fit in to the other session.

The event went exceedingly well, each participant was given an hour and a quarter to cycle, the cyclists were competing against each other to see who would cover the greatest distance during that time. The event was a relay. It started in Boston and went through Skegness, Ingoldmells, Mablethorpe, then across country to Louth, Market Rasen, Gainsborough, then down to Lincoln, out to Newark, back to Sleaford, touching on Grantham and back to Boston. The event covered approximately 170 miles and was completed in a twelve hour time frame. All cyclists did exceedingly well. We had two young female cyclists and the other six were over 60 years of age and three of us over 70 years of age. Some of the route was quite easy as the terrain was flat but from Mablethorpe across to Gainsborough going through the Lincolnshire Wolds it got quite difficult with the steep hills. Nonetheless the participant who cycled the greatest distance in their one and a quarter hour time frame was one of our young ladies and she was one of the participants in the Lincolnshire Wolds. She covered a distance of twenty miles in her allotted spot, this was Tilly Milverton from Boston and we are indebted to her tremendous efforts. A gentleman who cycled two sessions, completing two and a half hours was John Woolnough from Norfolk, for your interest not only did he cycle two sessions on the day, the day before he cycled over to Boston from Norfolk and the day after the event cycled back home to Norfolk, he is just 75 years of age. A tremendous effort and we are all indebted to him.

Not all sponsorship has been received yet so the total will be added later.


Tombola raises £616.27 for PHLF

A Pilgrim Heart and Lung Fund Tombola Stall at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston was held on 19 and 20 December 2012. This very successful event raised £616.27. Thanks are due to all the friends of the charity who gave prizes and assisted over those 2 days and to the local businesses that donated prizes, including;


Pilgrim Fathers Lodge No 8795 Donates £500 to PHLF

This photo shows the presentation of a cheque for £500 to Dr C R Nyman, by Pilgrim Fathers Lodge No 8795.

From left to right: Stuart Crisp (Pilgrim Fathers Charity Steward), Richard Hatton (Pilgrim Fathers Worshipful Master), Dr C R Nyman, Gerald Hull (PHLF committee member).


Katie Croft Raises £2,000 for PHLF

Katie Croft presents a donation of &163;2000 to PHLF

Katie Croft, a school teacher in Lincoln, put on a hog roast a short while ago to raise monies for the Pilgrim Heart & Lung Fund (PHLF). This project was amazingly successful and raised a little over ٠,000 for the Appeal at Pilgrim Hospital. She is seen in the picture presenting the cheque for this sum of money to the Charity President, Dr Cyril Nyman, Mr Arthur Whitehead, the Charity's Chairman and Mrs Perry Hayes the Charity's Secretary.


June Burrell Raises £518 for PHLF

June Burrell presenting cheques to PHLF.

June Burrell to raise monies for the Pilgrim Heart & Lung Fund charity at Pilgrim Hospital put herself through a sponsored diet for the Appeal. She did well and raised a total of £518 for the Pilgrim Heart & Lung Fund. She is seen handing over two cheques for this function to Dr Cyril Nyman, President of the Appeal and Mr Arthur Whitehead, Chairman of the Appeal. The majority of monies came from direct sponsorship for dieting but just under £200 came from direct donations via Mrs Burrell to the charity from herself and associated friends and colleagues.