Travel girls saddle up for cause close to their hearts

Sponsored bike ride at the Co-operative Travel, Brighouse. Pictured are Rachel Harrison, Samantha Harrison, Angela haigh and Jenny Waldan
Sponsored bike ride at the Co-operative Travel, Brighouse. Pictured are Rachel Harrison, Samantha Harrison, Angela haigh and Jenny Waldan

Staff from the Co-operative Travel shop got on their bikes to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Colleagues Rachel Harrison, Samantha Harrison, Angela Haigh and Jenny Waldan took turns cycling outside the store on Commercial Street and rode the equivalent of a round trip to the Isle of Man - a total of 114 miles.

Customer manager Rachel explained the reasons for choosing to support the British Heart Foundation.

“My husband Paul had open heart surgery five years ago at Leeds General Infirmary after being born with Tetralogy of Fallot,” said the 29-year-old who has lived in Brighouse all her life.

“He had to have his heart valves replaced and his heart frozen during the operation.

“I have been wanting to do some fund raising for the BHF and this was the ideal chance.”

“He came down on the day and did ten miles for us. I would also like to thank my neighbour Mick who gave us the bike and rolling road for the day.”

A total of £218.97 was raised and the store would like to thank all those who donated and made it the most successful collection for a charity the store has held.

The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one hear charity and was formed in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.