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By Abbey Morton
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Pedal power raises £2k

A CANCER charity has been given £2000, thanks to a charity cycle.

Alan Young, regional sales director at Russell Roof Tiles in Lochmaben, smashed his original target of £250.

Alan took part in the Etape Caledonia cycling challenge and cycled 85 miles around the hills of Pitlochry for Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson is a small cancer charity based in Glasgow that provides support to families and patients, and one close to Alan’s heart, as they supported his own family when they lost his father to cancer, 23 years ago.

Alan said: “Whilst it was extremely hard going at times, what has made the challenge even more rewarding has been the generosity which so many people have shown me and more importantly, the Beatson Cancer Charity whom I was raising money for.

“I’m ecstatic at the amount that has been raised as initially I had a target of collecting £250.

“To have completely exceeded that total is incredible.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated from friends, customers, suppliers to the whole of the Russell Roof Tiles team. I’ve been blown away by the support.”

Managing Director of Russell Roof Tiles Andrew Hayward said: “Supporting our community and our staff is at the heart of Russell Roof Tiles’ ethos, and we encourage our team to get involved with fundraising initiatives and local projects. We’re delighted to be able to help Alan with this challenge and congratulate him on his amazing achievement.”

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