By Connie Osborne Friday 16 August 2013 Updated: 16/08 09:43
AN ALVECHURCH man will be cycling from Worcester Cathedral to Notre Dame in memory of his mother-in-law.
Paul Stanfield will set off on the four day journey across the channel to Paris on September 18 to raise money for St Richard's Hospice which cared for his mother-in-law Jane Tooby.
The 43-year-old is currently in training completing 140 miles a week and 50 miles at the weekend.
He has previously completed a number of long cycle rides and is also a keen runner.
He said: "I have been married to Jane's daughter Nina for 16 years and within the family for 18 years. Having Jane as a surrogate mum, who was prepared to support, praise, advise and even criticise, has been invaluable.
"I visited Jane many times in the last few weeks of her life, including sitting quietly while she had some rest the day before she died.
"This is for me the only way I can express my feelings for Jane and raise money for the caring hospice.”
Paul has already raised £2,000 in sponsorship but hopes to boost funds before the big day.
Visit www.justgiving.com/Paul-Stanfield to donate.
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