Ottery teens smash target for Devon Air Ambulance

PUBLISHED: 12:26 09 September 2017

Aidan Pearcy and Jack Dallyn battled punctures and rain to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance. Picture: Phyllis Baxter

Aidan Pearcy and Jack Dallyn battled punctures and rain to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance. Picture: Phyllis Baxter

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Heavy rain and a tyre puncture did not stop a pair of Ottery teens to nearly triple their fundraising target.

Aidan Pearcy and Jack Dallyn battled punctures and rain to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance. Picture: Phyllis BaxterAidan Pearcy and Jack Dallyn battled punctures and rain to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance. Picture: Phyllis Baxter

Aidan Pearcey and Jack Dallyn, both 15, pushed through the elements to cycle 100 miles in aid of Devon Air Ambulance in 10 hours. The King’s School pupils set their target at £250 but have raised nearly £700.

Aidan was hit by a puncture 10 miles into the trip but after a short stop to change the wheel was back.

He said: “We were slightly behind time so when it started to rain we couldn’t stop for shelter. People had donated all this money so we couldn’t stop because of the cold.

“Thank-you to everyone who has donated, if anyone would like to donate we are still collecting.”

Last year, they raised £1,400 for Cancer Research UK in memory of Aidan’s mum, Mags, who died from cancer when he was very young.

If you would like to donate, visit the boys’ Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/aidan-jackn-charityride-2017 or by calling Aidan on 01404 811335.

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