Donations in memory of Leanne

Uncle honours his niece by travelling 1,069 miles on a motorbike in 24 hours.

Donations in memory of Leanne Graver successfully reached £2000 for the Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment centre at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital through her Uncle Chris Moore.

Leanne Graver, who battled Cancer for 11 years, died in March 2016 motivating her family to fundraise for the Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.

The ride was completed on the August Bank Holiday weekend and is part of the Iron Butt Challenge for endurance motorcycle riders. Chris endured all possible weather on his journey with some extreme fog entering Newcastle in the early hours of the morning making the ride even more challenging. A diesel spillage caused a near accident during the journey, but Chris was skilled enough to prevent the accident thanks to advanced riding lessons.

To further an eventful journey he completed the ride with a broken seat causing further discomfort.

Chris said: “The ride was the hardest thing I’ve put my body through in my life.

“Originally we set a realistic target of £500, then it was impressive to hit £1000 and it stopped short of £1500 then it leapt up to £2000 which was incredible”.

The whole family were very happy with the amount raised and look to raise more, with Leanne’s Mother Sue braving the shave next year as well as Uncle Chris taking on the 3 peaks challenge to raise further money for health based charities.


Pictured From Left are: Ilona Ulme, Chris Moore, Li Yuen Mui, Chris Grimes, Sue Grimes.

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