A small group of family and friends will embark on a cycle ride from Norfolk to Devon next week in memory of former Tattersett resident Cyril ‘Cy’ Crompton.
Last year, Mr Crompton was diagnosed and died from terminal bowel cancer.
Now his family and friends will recreate his last journey by cycling from Lynn to Crediton, setting out next Friday.
The 300-mile journey, which will coincide with the anniversary of Cy’s passing, is expected to take three-and-a-half days to complete.
Mr Crompton’s son Ross said: “We wanted to give thanks to all of the charities that have supported Cy and our family.
“This is our way of giving back, in the hope that these charities will be able to help more families just like ours, when it is most needed.”
Mr Crompton, who was 84, passed away close to his 85th birthday, a few days after moving to Devon with his wife Berna.
That move and some of Mr Crompton’s care was facilitated by charities including SSAFA.
They were instrumental in finding funding from other charities, as well as providing support and friendship in the last weeks of his life.
SSAFA co-ordinated with a number of charities, including: Fishmongers’ and Poulterers’ Institution, The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Royal British Legion, Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution to provide financial assistance for the move.
The group, who have been training and fundraising for some time, have so far raised £1,967.90.
You can follow the group’s training progress and event planning on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/Norfolk2Devon or to donate money, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Norfolk2Devon