Duncan the piper’s tartan charity odyssey

PUBLISHED: 15:15 27 July 2015

Brothers on Bikes-Will and Duncan Nelmes will soon be heading off cycling from John 0'Groats to Lands End to raise money for the charity Rainbow Living. Ref exe 4917-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brothers on Bikes-Will and Duncan Nelmes will soon be heading off cycling from John 0'Groats to Lands End to raise money for the charity Rainbow Living. Ref exe 4917-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Littleham Primary School’s bagpipes-playing headteacher, Duncan Nelmes, is cycling the length of the UK for charity at the end of this month.

And en-route from Land’s End to John O’Groats, he hopes to raise even more cash for Devon charity Rainbow Living by busking in the various towns he will be stopping in.

Duncan said: “Along the route, I am planning on flash mob bagpiping to raise funds.

“Question is, whether they pay to play or not to play!”

Duncan will be joined on the journey by his brother Will.

He added: “After a casual conversation about going for a cycle ride, we’ve ended up setting ourselves the biggest physical challenge of our lives!

“Myself, Will and Jools are the trio of cyclists.

“So to make it even more worthwhile, we thought we’d like to make a difference and raise some money for a local Devon charity.”

Rainbow Living supports adults with disabilities and their families by providing accommodation so that young and older adults can move out of the family home and into supported living.

The charity has two houses, one in Exeter and another in Torquay, and are working on raising funds for a third in Exeter.

Duncan added: “Our training regime hasn’t been as thorough as we’d like and we’re going to have to rely on the motivation and sponsorship to get us through.”

To help, visit www.justgiving.com/rainbowlivingendtoend/


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