On July 19th 1998, Maureen Lawson’s husband passed away in LOROS. Rachael, their daughter, had just finished her first year at university and over the following months they thought about how they could raise funds for LOROS. Since 2000 Maureen has been organising ‘From Classics to Jazz’ concerts with Rachael on clarinet and saxophone and Stephen Waterhouse on piano – two very talented musicians.
The concert arranged for April 13th 2019 had to be postponed at very short notice as Rachael had to have a second surgery for malignant melanoma. Everything was arranged for the concert to take place on April 4th this year and again, it had to be postponed due to the present situation.
Maureen has thought long and hard for an idea to raise the money the concert would have generated and as she should have gone to Norfolk for a few days after the concert, an idea came to mind.
Maureen is 79, with various long-term health and mobility issues and uses pedals as part of her daily exercise. With this in mind, she decided to do a virtual cycle ride to Holme-next-the-Sea and back, a journey of 190 miles. She planned to ‘set off’ from LOROS on May 6th, her granddaughter’s birthday, and averaging three miles a day, hope to ‘arrive back’ at LOROS by July 19th, the 22nd anniversary of when her husband passed away. Rachael will ‘pedal’ with her each day and if for any reason Maureen falls by the wayside she will complete the journey.
Hopefully they can raise at least £500 for LOROS. If you can help them achieve this, they would be extremely grateful and donations can be made via their Just Giving page- A Journey for LOROS https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maureen-lawson
Alternatively, if you wish to pay by cheque, you can do: making the cheque out to LOROS, writing on the back A journey for LOROS by Maureen Lawson and sending it to the Syston Town News, 55 Goodes Lane, Syston LE7 2JL and we will forward onto to Maureen.