Super Dan raises £401 through 100 mile cycle
Dan ‘Super Dan’ Searle powered on through freezing temperatures and snow to complete a 100 mile cycle on a static bike on 11 February, raising £401.
Kept warm only by his yellow superhero cape and the encouragement of his support team and passersby in Woking town centre, the Director of CCS Insurance is delighted to have raised so much towards his final fundraising goal of £3,000 when he runs the London Marathon for our hospice on 23 April.
Dan said: ‘I felt very tired at the end and I couldn’t believe I’d achieved the 100 mile target. I was really encouraged by the level of support from my family, friends, CCS Insurance colleagues and the local people. Being able to support our company charity really gave me an extra incentive to keep going. Having suffered a knee injury during my initial marathon training, my physio had recommended cycling to help my recovery but I’m hoping to return to full marathon training as soon as possible, whilst protecting my knee. I’m still running three times a week but I had to scale back the distances.’
Interim CEO and Director of Nursing Jayne Cooper said: ‘Well done, Dan! What a fantastic effort, especially on such a cold day. We’re very grateful that wonderful people like Dan put so much effort and hard work into supporting the hospice. We wish Dan the very best of luck for the London Marathon.’
The funds Dan has raised will go towards the our work providing palliative care, in both the hospice setting and in the community, and providing on-going support to relatives. His efforts will also support the completion of our new state-of-the-art 20-bedroom hospice, which will open in the Spring in Goldsworth Park, Woking.