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Marathon runner, Vicky Bassett, gets a boost from staff
STAFF from three Weymouth stores will show off their pedal power in support of a colleague who will run this year’s London Marathon.
Vicky Bassett, 34, is gearing up for the epic 26.2-mile run on April 21 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
She will run in memory of her dad Robert Churchill who died last year after being diagnosed with cancer.
The dedicated runner will be joined by family and friends to cycle for 15 hours on an exercise bike at the Londis store on Westham Road this Friday.
Staff from the store, the Rock and Fudge shop and Londis on Abbotsbury Road, which are all owned by Mrs Bassett’s husband Stephen, will also help out during the challenge.
Each will cycle for an hour between 7am and 10pm to see how many times they can complete the marathon.
Raffle tickets and other prizes will be available on the day at the Abbotsbury Road store and customers are urged to get involved.
Mrs Bassett, who co-owns and works mainly at the Abbotsbury Road store, said she chose the charity because they looked after her father so well during his illness.
“It’s my way of thanking Macmillan for their support.”
Local businesses, including Daniels Fish and Chips and Weymouth Football Club, have also backed the cause by donating prizes for the event.
Mrs Bassett, of Wyke Regis, added that it will be her first attempt at the marathon.
She said: “If anyone would like to make a donation or buy a raffle ticket it would be much appreciated.”
More than £1,500 has been raised so far.
To donate, visit justgiving.com/BassettVicky