Julian Knight, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, is marking the official opening of Solihull Marie Curie hospice with a marathon bike ride to raise much needed funds for this deserving cause.
Julian, with the full support of the Solihull Marie Curie fundraising team, will be cycling from the new Solihull hospice on Marsh Lane to the site of the very first UK Marie Curie hospice in Hampstead. The ride will cover around 120 miles and will take two days over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of June. It is timed to coincide with the official opening of the hospice on Friday 21st June.
Julian visited the hospice on Tuesday 23rd to meet with Lynn Wood, head of fundraising, nurses and staff and is delighted to be raising funds solely for the charity.
Julian said; "Marie Curie is very close to my heart and that of Silhillians. They helped my grandfather in his final illness and I have never forgotten the kindness they showed him and I imagine a lot of Silhillians feel like that too about our local Marie Curie.
"The hospice is a very special, inspiring place and we are so lucky to have it here in Solihull. These are tough times financially but if people could find a few pounds to support this bike ride that would be wonderful."
Julian has set a target of raising a £1,000 and in just one week he is 25% there. If you would like to make a donation towards Julian’s cycle ride in aid of Marie Curie visit www.justgiving.com/julian-knight.