175-mile challenge in aid of Oldmelrum charity

Pictured are Paul and Thom Sherrington, who will be raising money for Kayleigh's Wee Stars.
Pictured are Paul and Thom Sherrington, who will be raising money for Kayleigh's Wee Stars.

Two north east men will undertake a gruelling two-day challenge this weekend in aid of local charity Kayleigh’s Wee Stars.

Paul and Thom Sherrington will be taking part in Ride the North, a 175-mile cycling event around the Grampian Highlands, starting and finishing at Castle Fraser.

Ride the North began in 2011 as a small cycling event and has grown to attract around 1000 cyclists who take on the challenge to raise funds for various charities,

Kayleigh’s Wee Stars was set up in 2012 by Jonathan and Anna Cordiner after they lost their daughter Kayleigh to terminal illness.

The Oldmeldrum-based charity supports families across Scotland where there is a child with terminal illness through providing grants to make special memories or provide financial support.

To make their effort even more inspiring, Paul and Thom, Kayleigh’s grandad and uncle will be completing the event on a tandem, and are part of a 13-strong team all fundraising for the charity.

They have both pledged to fundraise throughout 2019 for the charity, taking part in various events including Ride the North and the Kayleigh’s Wee Stars Cycle Challenge in October.

Anyone wishing to support the team can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/paul-sherrington2. Further information about the charity and its forthcoming fundraising events can be found at http://www.kayleighsweestars.co.uk/,