21 September 2012

No one likes

to hear of a child with an illness, especially if it is your own child.  This was the case for James and Lynda

Lyne.  Their son, William, was diagnosed

in February with cancer and his dad James just couldn’t sit back and do

nothing.  James, with his brother and a

friend, cycled 260 miles in 5 days around the Danish island of Zealand, where

his brother lives, to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Having just

completed the challenge James said “after feeling so helpless at William's

bedside whilst he was undergoing treatment, I now feel a sense of relief at

having done my bit to try and prevent other children and adults having to go

through the same intensive treatment. Certainly Acute Myeloid Leukaemia is a

horrid disease and the sooner a less intrusive treatment and reliable cure is

found, the better. Hopefully the money we have raised will make a difference.”


Port‘s Development Director, Peter Davies, said “when Shoreham Port heard of

James’ fundraising efforts they were only too pleased to be able to sponsor

him.  Shoreham Port are very proactive in

their community involvement and sponsor a number of local charities and causes

and were delighted to assist with this very worthy cause.”

James had

hoped to raise £1,000 but to date the total is nearing £10,000.