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Four academics from the University of Northampton taking part in 400-mile charity cycle ride

Pictured: (left to right) John Fox, Mike Hughes, Sam Lyman and Bob Lyman.

Pictured: (left to right) John Fox, Mike Hughes, Sam Lyman and Bob Lyman.

Four academics from the University of Northampton are cycling 400 miles in four days to raise money for a charity that arranges holidays to Florida for seriously ill children.

Bob Lyman, senior lecturer in criminal justice practice, associate lecturer Mike Hughes, John Fox, lecturer in policing and former student Sam Lyman set off on from Park Campus on Tuesday and will be arriving in Paris on Friday.

They will be raising money for Dreamflights, a charity that takes children with a serious illness or disability, on the trip of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.

The trip costs £3,500 per child, and the University of Northampton team hope to raise enough to fully fund one child for the trip.

Mr Lyman said: “We chose the charity because my daughter’s best friend died at the age of 15 of cystic fibrosis.

“Her name was Yasmin and she always had a smile on her face and was cheerful despite all the poking and prodding she had to endure at hospitals throughout her short life. She was lucky enough to go on a Dreamflights holiday before she died and she thoroughly enjoyed it, and the photos and video show the children with beaming faces.”

To sponsor the group go to www.justgiving.com/universitychallangecycle/

 

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