Marathon charity cycle raises thousands for Marie Curie

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Keith pictured last week along with partner Lara and Innes and Bernie

Norfolk resident Keith Packer took just eight days to cycle 650 miles to Kyleakin on Skye to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

He did this in memory of his friend Jackie Buskie from Kyle, who died in June of last year. She lived with an aggressive brain tumour for 14 months, winning several battles along the way, but finally died peacefully at home in June of last year aged 44. She leaves a partner, Bernie Spalding, and teenage son, Innes. She and her family received incredible support from the local Marie Curie nurses.

Keith left Melton Constable on 16th April, and rode for eight days to Balmacara Cemetery, Jackie’s resting place, and to Kyle and Kyleakin where he lived for several years before moving to Norfolk. His route took him through Lincoln, York, Durham, the Borders, Edinburgh, Crianlarich and Fort William.

If you would like to donate to Marie Curie go to the JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/big-skye. Keith had set a target of £1,000 but so far has raised £2,128.

He is pictured with his partner Lara Williamson, along with Bernie and Innes, just outside Kyle.