GXD’s Managing Director Graham Cross to take part in a Charity Bike Ride on Sunday 24th June in memory of his brother-in-law, John Tranmer and to also raise funds for St Michaels Hospice in Harrogate where John spent his final days. The ride is called the ‘Reivers Route’ from Tyneside to Whitehaven, although the finish has been extended to Ulverston, Cumbria, making the total mileage 217 miles over three days.

As some of you may know, Graham’s brother-in-law John passed away in March this year following a very short illness. During his final days John was admitted to St Michaels Hospice in Harrogate, the care and compassion that was shown to John and his family over an extremely difficult time was incredible.

Graham has set himself a challenge to ride Coast to Coast along with some fellow bikers starting on Sunday 24th June over 3 days to raise money as a memorial to John for St Michaels Hospice to thank them for all the care John and the family received.

St Michael’s Hospice is an independent charity and exists to improve the lives of people in the Harrogate District who are affected by terminal illness. Without the services provided by organisations like St Michael’s, people could be left to face the complex issues and forgotten challenges of terminal illness alone. However, they can only care for as many people as they have the funds to help. They receive very little government funding and rely on people like you to fund around 80 per cent of the work they do.

I think you will agree that what Graham is doing is a very admirable act of selflessness and if you would be willing to support him and John’s memory with any donation small or large this would be gratefully received. Please follow the link below, thank you.