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Peter Snow raises £2,900 for the Mission to Seafarers

posted 12 May 2019, 12:53 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 12 May 2019, 12:59 ]
We have received the following report from Peter on his recent fundraising bike ride for the Mission to Seafarers:

LONDON NIGHTRIDER RAISES FUNDS FOR MISSION TO SEAFARERS

On a cool but dry night, five cyclists representing International Maritime Organisation (and led by Captain Andy Winbow who is also a Mission to Seafarers London Trustee) plus our very own Prayer Diary Editor and former Regional Chair and Director for Oceania Region, Peter Snow participated in the annual London NightRider Challenge, a cycle ride through the middle of London during the night of Saturday 9 June.

For Peter, it was the culmination of restoring himself to good health following a horrendous 2017 when he had two spells in Carcassonne Hospital, first with surgery for abdominal problems followed four months later with heart-related problems including a spell in Intensive Care.

While the IMO team rode in the 100 kilometre challenge, Peter, who was almost 78 years old and had not ridden a bike for 57 years entered the 50 kilometre version.  The ride started at the Olympic Velodrome at Stratford, London at 2330 and took in sights such as the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal’s football ground), Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Imperial War Museum where a mid-ride snack was served, Buckingham Palace, Shaftsbury Avenue, City, Tower Bridge and back to Stratford.




Through his various family and friends in United Kingdom, France (where he now lives in retirement except for his continuing voluntary work for the Mission), Australia and New Zealand, Peter managed to raise over £2,865 for the Mission, the Australian and New Zealand funds being retained for use in their respective countries.

(Note that this report was originally written for the Mission to Seafarers and the total raised since has increased to £2,900).

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