The Gurning Grimpeurs, otherwise known as, Maureen, Molly and Patrick Gulvin along with Maureen’s sister, Jacqueline and her husband Iain, have been raising money for the UK’s foremost blood cancer charity, Bloodwise, since 2014. That’s the year Mike Gulvin died after having lived with acute myeloid leukaemia for the previous nine months. Mike had supported the idea of riding from London to Paris to raise funds for Bloodwise and that’s just one of the ways the group has generated more than £15,000 to help fight blood cancer so far.
At Friday’s Upminster cricket evening some of the Gurning Grimpeurs (including Mike’s son Patrick from the Under 11’s) are riding a static bike to see if they can firstly, beat Sir Wiggo’s hour record (unlikely) and secondly, raise more funds and awareness for the vital work Bloodwise does in researching new treatments for people who have one of the 137 types of blood cancer.
We invite you to cheer them on and thank you sincerely for your support.
Updated 14:12 - 7 Jun 2018 by Kevin Roome