ALL ABOARD FOR CHARITYWednesday, 14 December 2011
Geoffrey Aldridge, secretary of Grenadiers Lodge, No. 66, undertook a remarkable sponsorship on behalf of the London CyberKnife Appeal.
Over four days, using just his bus pass, Geoffrey caught a succession of buses from his hometown of Aylesbury to Penzance and back again, using 25 buses and travelling around 700 miles.
Geoffrey’s journey took him to Tiverton in Devon on the first day and then onto Penzance via Exeter, Okehampton and Wadebridge. A fog bank stopped him getting to Land’s End, with the diversion sending him to Helston on the Lizard, and Penzance on the second night. Apart from having to do the St Columb Major to Truro trip in both directions, his return was via Liskeard, Plymouth, arriving in Weymouth on the third night before continuing via Bournemouth and Salisbury to return home on the evening of the fourth day.
Geoffrey has so far raised £3,500 for a machine that can treat tumours without the need for surgery at St Bart’s Hospital in the City of London.
His website is still open for contributions – please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/GeoffAldridge.
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