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Addingham pub to provide fundraising ‘cheer point’ for Ilkley Half

The Fleece on the Ilkley Half Marathon route providing a cheer point

The Fleece in Addingham will be providing a 'cheer point' this Sunday, 11 July, for the Ilkley Half Marathon to help raise funds for local charity Jaime's Journey.

The entire Addingham community, led by Richard Hunter Rowe, has stepped up to help Jaime Lunn (46), a local Addingham man paralysed in a tragic mountain-biking accident on Ilkley Moor in April 2020. In November, he finally came home but converting his home to meet his medical needs has been an arduous struggle for his partner, Caroline, and their children Florence and Seth. Thanks to the kindness, hard work and support of the local community, the charity set up to meet the costs of converting the Lunns’ house to provide a degree of independence, is just £25k shy of their target.

As part of the continuing fundraising efforts, a team of Addingham runners will be taking part to support Jaime’s Journey, and The Fleece will be providing a Cheer Point for anyone who wants to come and see the spectacle of some 2,000 runners taking part.

From 10.00 am, The Fleece will be providing a takeaway ‘Breakfast for Jaime’ - Muffin Rolls with either Double Egg, Bacon or Sausage plus a cup of Tea or Coffee - for £5 with 10% going to support the charity.

Hywel Morris, the General Manager of The Fleece, said: “The moment Richard contacted us, we want to do our bit to help the charity raise their last £25K. Jaime’s Journey bunting and colours will be adorning The Fleece to add to the atmosphere. In addition to supporters rattling buckets, they are also holding a raffle to win various prizes, including a Dinner for Four plus an Overnight Stay with Breakfast at one of The Fleece’s sister pubs with Dinner and a bottle of wine.”

Follow Jaime's Journey on Facebook.


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