Generous Freemasons from Northumberland have donated £2,400 to help fight the battle against women’s cancers.
The cheque was presented to three businesswomen who are undertaking a gruelling cycle challenge from London to Paris, starting on September 6.
The three in-training cyclists are marketing expert Avril Scott, from Foxton, Utility Warehouse consultant Jacqueline Brewster, from Alnwick, and Jane McHugh, a hotelier from The Red Lion in Alnmouth.
The trio discussed the idea of the ride at a network business meeting at Alnmouth Golf Club, where they regularly meet, and decided to support women’s cancer charities.
Amazingly, before they decided to do the 240-mile, three-day ride, none of them had ridden very far on a bicycle, making the journey an even greater personal challenge.
Monies raised will be equally shared among Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
Stuart Cairns, representing Northumberland Freemasons, was delighted to present the cheque for £2,500 to the cyclists. He was joined at the presentation by Freemasons from a number of lodges in Alnwick, who were also keen to show their support.