The sold-out and much-anticipated Tour de Bristol returns this Saturday 8 April with more than 700 participants taking on a 35km, 50km or 100km sponsored cycle in aid of St Peter’s Hospice.
One group of friends and family are taking part in the challenge for a particularly special reason, cycling in memory of beloved wife, mum and friend Tam Huggett Haines.
Tam, from Bishopston, passed away in January 2017 aged 40, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Leaving behind husband Dan and young daughters Lois, 5, and Bay, 3, Tam was cared for in her final days by St Peter’s Hospice.
Tam’s friends and family have already beaten their target of £10,000, with more than £11,000 raised so far.
Friend Toby Cummins, who is riding for Tam along with her sister-in-law Emma and others, said: “Tam was loved very much. She was first diagnosed in 2014 and was given just months to live, but she lived life fully for nearly three more years showing her incredible strength and determination.
“In her last week Tam was cared for at St Peter’s Hospice and having spent time with her there and seeing the amazing care that they provide, I wanted to do what I could to honour Tam’s memory and help the hospice to continue to ease the pain of those suffering with terminal illnesses.
“I know that Tam would be delighted we’re going to get off our bums and do something to help.”
St Peter’s Hospice event fundraiser Louisa James said: “We’d like to thank Toby and his team for their amazing fundraising efforts while still dealing with their grief. Tam was obviously very well loved and it is lovely that the group have chosen to support the hospice in this way.”
Click here to visit Toby and the team’s JustGiving page.