Another Journey for LOROS

After Maureen, pictured left, and Rachael pedalled to Norfolk and back last year and raised an amazing £1,610 for LOROS, Maureen made the comment “Where next – Lands End to John O’Groats?!” As the ‘From Classics to Jazz’ concert could not take place again this year due to the present situation, Maureen thought she had better keep to her word!
On Tuesday April 13th, Maureen’s 80th birthday, Rachael ‘set off’ from Lands End and Maureen from John O’Groats (she thinks it’s downhill from there!) a distance of 837 miles. They aim to pedal 30 miles a week and hopefully ‘meet up’ somewhere near Kendal in the Lake District on July 19th, the 23rd anniversary of when Maureen’s husband Jim passed away in LOROS.
Maureen has long term health and mobility problems and uses pedals as part of her daily exercise. As happened last year, Rachael will pedal alongside her on her exercise bike. Last year Maureen managed to pedal three miles a day, but this time due to the distance and time scale, she will need to pedal over four miles a day. Should she not manage to keep the pace up, Rachael will pedal further! They hope they will get a lot of support in raising money for a charity that is so close to their hearts.
Hopefully the ‘From Classics to Jazz’ concert will be able to take place in April, 2022.
Donations can be made via their Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maureen-lawson1 or cheques made payable to LOROS (with Maureen’s ‘Another Journey for LOROS’ on the back) may be sent to Syston Town News, 55 Goodes Lane, Syston, Leics. LE7 2JL, and they will forward them to her.