Attention all MAMILS. Our chief designer and web2print whizz Mark Beardmore is embarking on a 100 mile charity bicycle ride this weekend in support of Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Mark has long been a keen cyclist and has been training for this event for a few months clocking up the miles at the weekend and by cycling to work (he’s actually ridden to work today!) but 100 miles in a day is way further than he has attempted before. Let’s hope he has some kind of refrigeration system in those shorts!
Mark’s son Jack was his inspiration behind this challenge. In 2014 Mark and his wife Samantha had twins Hope and Jack. Jack was born with a rare condition called ‘Aperts Syndrome’ – a congenital disorder characterised by malformations of the skull, face, hands and feet. Due to selective cell death not occurring in embryology, the skin and bone between the fingers and toes fuses.
Unlike most children Jack has many challenges ahead of him and so far has spent several weeks of his life at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and has undergone 8 life changing surgeries. In January Mark decided to embark on the 100 mile bike ride in order to raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Charity
Mark has set up a just giving page so if you can, please support this brilliant cause.