CYCLISTS have set off on a 250-mile challenge in a bid to raise funds for children with diabetes.
Nine riders and two supporters from the Observer area have cycled from St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester to Paris to raise money for hospital equipment to improve the care for children with type 1 diabetes.
Cyclist Ben Surr’s son Sebastian was diagnosed with diabetes when he was nine months old. Since then the family has been supporting Sebastian, with the help of staff at St Richard’s hospital and other parents – the Chichester Families Diabetes Group.
Mr Surr said: “The staff at the hospital have been a great support. They are going to see him grow up. We want to raise money to help the department.”
So far the group has raised more than £7,000.
To find out more, visit www.chi2paris.co.uk