Charity cycle ride in Becky’s memory

Becky Bell
Becky Bell

PEOPLE are being urged to get on their bike in memory of tragic youngster Becky Bell this weekend.

Becky’s loving older brother, Mark, 12, along with his uncle George Bell, known as uncle Pod, have organised the sponsored ride on the Hart to Haswell walkway on Sunday morning.

The ride is raising money for children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent.

As reported in the Mail, Becky’s mum Julie recently became an ambassador for the charity, and the caring family have raised thousands of pounds for the cause since Becky sadly lost her battle with brain cancer in January this year, at just seven years old.

Now young Mark, an English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College student, is doing his bit for the cause and is hoping people turn out in force on Sunday morning.

“It’s nice for Mark to get involved, he has organised this all on his own,” said proud Julie, 41, who is married to Mark, 36, and is also a mum of 23-year-old Vicki.

“We are not bothered whether we raise £10 or £200, it all makes a difference.”

Becky’s family have organised fundraising bike rides in the past which have proved very popular.

Sunday’s ride will get underway at 10.30am at the walkway in Ocean Road, in the town.

Registration is £10.

Julie added: “We have been getting a lot of people asking us whether they can donate without taking part.

“We realise a lot of people don’t have bikes and we will appreciate any donations at all.”

Mark, Pod, Becky’s dad Mark and around 20 other relatives and friends have already signed up for the ride.

“Mark is really looking forward to it,” said Julie.

“Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and it will be a really good morning.”

Anyone who wants to sign up for the ride or donate to Clic Sargent should call Julie on 07927 225542.

Donations should be in by next Wednesday, October 10.