Quinton ward resident Bob Holland is cycling all the way to France to raise money for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who run a residential care home for older people in Harborne. Bob was inspired to raise money for the home after his uncle became a resident there about eighteen months ago.
Bob says, 'I have seen at first hand how, with extraordinary dedication, the nuns, their staff and team of volunteers have created a wonderful home. The quality of the surroundings and service is exceptional and I felt compelled to do as much as I could to raise funds for them.'
Bob will be taking part in the London to Paris Cycle Challenge, which takes place over three days this June. It will also be a very personal challenge for Bob, as he took up cycling only three years ago to regain fitness after surgery for cancer.
I'm very pleased to support Bob in his bid to raise thousands for St Joseph's. If you wish to sponsor him yourself, you can find out more at http://www.bobthebikeman.co.uk/.