Saddling up for Braiden

From left: Jayne Vose, Sue Ginnever, Stuart Ginnever, Ashley Vose, four, Alex Vose, 13, Karon Holding and Iris Western

From left: Jayne Vose, Sue Ginnever, Stuart Ginnever, Ashley Vose, four, Alex Vose, 13, Karon Holding and Iris Western

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THESE cyclists are prepared to go the extra mile to help send a cancer-stricken tot to America for life-saving treatment.

More than 20 volunteers will pedal from the Swan Hotel, in Hindley Green, to Southport, to help three-year-old Braiden Prescott, who has neuroblastoma.

The Leigh youngster needs to raise £250,000 before December for pioneering surgery which could save his life.

Stuart Ginnever, of Hindley Green, is gathering a host of family, friends and supporters to make the 26-mile journey on November 11.

And the 42-year-old is prepared to cycle back to Hindley Green again with five others in a bid to get extra cash.

He said: “We are doing this for Braiden. This poor little boy trying to get money to go to America to stay alive and his family are struggling to get the money.

“So we wanted to do what we can for him. Everyone deserves a chance, so we are pulling together.

“I don’t know Braiden personally but I know his parents, Wayne Prescott and Stephanie Reece, though Facebook.

“In the past our Facebook group has helped to raise funds for five-year-old Emma Hoolin, of Whitley, who also had neuroblastomas and was treated in America,

“Because of the success of that, Braiden’s parents asked us to help again.

“We thought the best way was to do a sponsored cycle and I have got lots of people doing it.

“I have some family and friends coming over from as far Sheffield, where I was born.

“I have not done a great deal of cycling. I used to do it when I was younger and so I am just starting to get back into it.

“Most people will cycle one way, but five or six of us will do a return journey, totalling 52 miles.

“It is going to be difficult, especially with Parbold Hill, but all worth it for Braiden,”

Anyone wishing to help Braiden and his family can donate to the fund-raising appeal online, at www.justgiving.com/braiden-lee, or donate by text message by texting BRLE99 and an amount, for example £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.