A group of six will cycle from Orsett to Luxembourg to raise cash for diabetes charity

Thurrock Gazette: On their bikes – left to right, Aaron Kempster (support team), Eddie Dunn, John Dunn, Charlie Dunn (team captain), David Staff, Michael O’Donoghue and Dean Bacon (support team). Paul Humphrey was absent On their bikes – left to right, Aaron Kempster (support team), Eddie Dunn, John Dunn, Charlie Dunn (team captain), David Staff, Michael O’Donoghue and Dean Bacon (support team). Paul Humphrey was absent

A TEAM of six will be cycling through six countries in six days to raise money for a diabetes charity.

Charlie Dunn, 30, of Heathview Road, Grays, will lead the group.

His son Frank, one, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was nine months old.

The group wants to raise £10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The ride will start on April 6 at Orsett Hall and finish 500 miles later in Luxembourg. Charlie, who’ll be riding with two of his brothers and three mates, said: “We just thought six countries in six days would be a fun idea.”

Further fundraising events will be taking place before the ride. Keep an eye on the group’s Facebook for more information www.facebook.com/jdrf.luxembourgcycle.

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/JDRFluxembourgcycle

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