Hucknall mum takes on Great Notts Bike ride for charity

Mandy-Sims-and-Abbies-uncle-Dave-Sims-GNBRA Nottinghamshire mum, who has raised more than £14,000 for charity after her daughter was diagnosed with a severe brain tumour, will swap her running shoes for wheels to help another.

Mandy Sims, will join thousands of cyclists taking part in the Great Notts Bike Ride, raising money for When You Wish Upon a Star this June.

The mother-of-three hopes to raise a further £900 to give a very sick child a chance to visit Santa at his Lapland home this Christmas.

Mandy became inspired after her youngest daughter, Abbie, who is now 19, received long-term support from the charity during her battle with a brain tumour.

The 49-year-old from Hucknall, said: “It has been a very emotional journey for our family but the support we have received has been truly amazing.

“I will continue to tell people how much the charity’s support means to everyone that they help.”

‘Extraordinary’

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Motherly love: Abbie and Mandy share a moment

Mandy’s daughter Abbie is very proud of her mum and is also grateful to the charity for their hard work.

She said: “I’m so proud of my mum, she always does an amazing job and it’s great that she’s willing to do so much to try and help others.

“The charity organise things that you couldn’t do yourself at a time when you need it most so you never forget what they’ve done for you.”

When You Wish Upon a Star regional fundraising manager Nicola Brien, wishes Mandy all the best with her bike ride and is extremely grateful for choosing their charity.

She said: “Mandy is an inspiration and has been extraordinary with her fundraising. We are grateful for her efforts and continuous support for the charity.

“With Mandy’s help, we can support and transform the lives of the children we work with.”

To donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Abbiesteam2015/.

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