A New Longton truck driver is planning to cycle across Cuba to raise money for children with life-limiting conditions.
Peter Boulton, 67, will undertake the gruelling challenge next month in aid of Derian House Children’s Hospice, which helps more than 400 children and their families from across Lancashire.
The self-funded challenge is nothing new for thrill-seeking Peter, who has previously raised £50,000 for charities with six international fundraising events, including a dog sled expedition across Lapland, scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, travelling to Everest Base Camp, cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia and also across Rajasthan in India.
Peter, who has already raised £4,000 of his £10,000 target, with an afternoon tea event organised with the help of wife Valerie, said: “It’s been a wonderful experience taking on these challenges over the past 10 years. It keeps me fit and active and also gives back to my local community.
“This is my first fundraising challenge for Derian House and I am looking forward to raising money and helping local children and their families.”
To help boost funds, is hosting a bingo night on Friday, 4 October, at Longton VM Bowling Club. Doors open at 7pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.
Kevin Bedford, Fundraising Manager at Derian House Children’s Hospice, said: “Peter’s challenge for Derian House is really inspiring and the money he raises will make a real difference to the children and young people we care for.
“Derian House Children’s Hospice supports more than 400 children with life limiting conditions across Lancashire, with respite and end-of-life care. Our aim is to give children the very best care, and help families create happy memories together to last a lifetime.”
You can sponsor Peter by visiting: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peter-boulton2