Swaffham fundraiser to join London cancer charity ride

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A Swaffham fundraiser will hit the streets of London tomorrow to support several cancer charities after her sister survived the disease.

Lorraine Thompson is one of around 3,000 ladies who are taking part in the Women V Cancer Ride the Night in the capital.

The 100 kilometre overnight ride is raising funds for Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

The challenge is Lorraine’s latest effort to help cancer charities after her sister, Louise Boswell, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.

Louise, who is now in remission, will be joining her on the journey around the capital.

And Lorraine said: “Each year I want to better myself and Women v Cancer Ride the Night felt like the perfect challenge for 2016.

“As well as Louise, several female family members have experienced some form of cancer and so it felt right to support causes so close to our family.

“This year Louise will celebrate two years in remission and together we will mark the occasion with this fantastic challenge.”

During their journey, Lorraine and Louise will pedal past some of London’s most famous landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Ann Frampton, director of the event’s organisers, Action for Charity, said: “Stories like this are what make Women V Cancer Ride the Night so special.

“Lorraine and Louise have their own links with cancer and have chosen to take part in this event because it will help to make a difference to so many people’s lives - they truly are an inspiration.

“Everyone taking part has a story of their own making this event all the more special.

“We encourage all women to take part to do something special and challenging, raising money for causes we all truly believe in.”

Lorraine and Louise have set up an online fundraising page for donations. To support them, visit www.justgiving.com/companyteams/crazyladys.