By Jamie Arrowsmith 01/08 Updated: 01/08 12:13
AN international medical charity has inspired three teenage girls to set off on a gruelling coast-to-coast cycle challenge this summer.
The trio, who are raising money for Merlin, will cover 300-miles in a six-day trip, starting in Gwynedd, on the south coast of Wales, and ending in Hunstanton, Norfolk.
Connie Krarup from Rugby, Jess Breese from Tywyn and Chessie Ruffell from Hunstanton have plotted a route which will pass through all of their home towns.
The 17-year-olds say they chose British-founded charity Merlin because they admire the way it responds to some of the most serious humanitarian emergencies.
“The thing I love about Merlin is the fact that its staff stay on after the disaster has calmed down and the TV cameras have left. They make a long term change rather than just helping in the moment,” Chessie said.
The girls have already raised £5,000 but need more to top their target of £7,000. To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/beach-to-beach.
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