Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Keith completes Jurassic Beast for Harry’s Trust

09:00 31 May 2014

Keith Williams, who has completed the Jurassic Beast cycle for the Harry Cunningham Trust.

Keith Williams, who has completed the Jurassic Beast cycle for the Harry Cunningham Trust.

Archant

An Exmouth chef has cooked up some funds for a Budleigh charity after taking on a gruelling cycle ride.

Keith Williams, 31, who lives in Bridge Road, entered the Jurassic Beast ride in Dorset to raise money for the Harry Cunningham Trust.

The trust raises money for neonatal causes, and was founded by Niki and Jamie Cunningham after their newborn son Harry died aged one day old in 2012.

Keith is a friend of Jamie’s, who last year joined him and other friends in a fundraising ‘Tough Guy’ assault course challenge.

Keen to give annual support to the cause, Keith signed up for the 63-mile Jurassic Beast despite having no distance cycling experience whatsoever.

The challenge pushed him to breaking point, but he was rewarded by around £430 in sponsorship.

Keith said: “I’ve never done any sort of cycling event before. Some of the hills which were involved… I have never seen anything like it.

“It was really hard for me. I was struggling for a couple of weeks after, but I had to finish as I’d been sponsored for so much money, and I was never going to not finish.”

Keith added that he would like to thank his employers the Royal Beacon Hotel, along with the Cranford Sports Club and Sam’s Funhouse, who put out collection tins.

Niki Cunningham said the charity would use the money to buy specialist equipment for bereaved parents to use at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and added: “Harry’s Trust is so grateful for the hard work and dedication Keith has shown.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Powderham Castle

Police are urging festival goers to make personal safety a number one priority ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Read more
18:31
Sidmouth Steppers at Powderham Castle. Picutre: Kyle Baker.

Sidmouth Steppers were made very welcome recently at Powderham Castle, where they danced in the courtyard under blue skies and against a fantastic backdrop.

Read more
Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for help to find David Cauldwell.

Police searching for a missing man with Sidmouth connections have found two bodies in an area of Petitor Woods in Torquay.

Read more
12:30
Model house with design drawings

The floodgates will not open following the decision by the Planning Inspectorate to allow a care home to be built in Topsham, a city councillor believes.

Read more
06:30
Budleigh Salterton Public Hall. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 5404-10-12AW

Public hall: People in Budleigh Salterton are being urged to snap up tickets for a charity event.

Read more
Pamela Squire.

An Exmouth woman is warning others to be on their guard against potentially bogus companies.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
(L-R) Stephen Berisford, MD of SJB foods with Adrian Pitts, Estates Surveyor from Clinton Devon Estates.

An East Devon business has relocated - just metres away - to new premises at Colaton Raleigh.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:11
Boating lakes at Exmouth Fun Park.

An Exmouth seafront tourist attraction has been given a stay of execution – but will close after next summer, it has been revealed.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:25
The Singing for Fun group meet in the hall alongside St Margarets church in Topsham every Tuesday 11am till 1pm and new members are welcome. Ref ext 21-16SH 6109. Picture: Simon Horn.

Video and Picture

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00
Election 2015

The date for the referendum for whether Britain stays in the European Union is Thursday, June 23.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications