Tuesday, July 2, 2002
Eddie Elmer, Stores Assistant, has returned from an epic 987-mile cycle tour the length of Britain. Eddie, 58, raised funds for Green Hedges School in Stapleford by cycling - with no motorised support team - from Land's End to John O'Groats. The school caters for 66 pupils aged between 2 and 19 with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties - many of them autistic. Despite the odd breakdown and puncture, and driving rain in the mountainous Scottish legs of the trip, Eddie survived the two-week journey unscathed and in good spirits. The Department and its members have so far donated £400 in sponsorship.