John, 55, raises £3,000 from Exmouth ride in memory of his son

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 April 2016

Rider John Bramble.

Rider John Bramble.

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A devoted father has raised more than £3,000 from an Exmouth charity ride in memory of his much-loved son.

John Bramble, 55, rode from Weymouth to Exmouth Queen’s Drive for the Action on Addiction charity, which helps people of all ages with alcohol or drug addiction.

His 18-year-old son, Craig, died in 2001 from solvent abuse.

John’s ride was in support of Clouds House, which has helped thousands of people with addiction problems for over 30 years.

John said: “I lost Craig to solvent abuse and that’s when I thought I have got to do something about this.

“I think we are getting the message across that addiction is an illness. We had 150 riders from Weymouth and 200 by the end.

“To say I’m pleased is an understatement. I’m totally lost for words, as this is a staggering amount. We raised £3,351.53 and I was hoping to reach £2,500.”


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