Skip to content

Grandfather cycles from London to Paris to raise funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

21 March 2014

Graham Butler, 71 from Birmingham, will be cycling over 300 miles in four days in aid of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Graham’s wife Aoibheann was cared for at the Hospice after being diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2010.

Following Aoibheann’s passing in 2010, keen cyclist Graham decided to undertake the challenge to raise funds for the Hospice alongside his daughter, Helen.

Graham said: “Helen and I were keen to embark on a challenge like the one Aoibheann faced in those 10 months of her illness. This really is a huge task for me, so I am hoping to raise as much money for the Hospice as possible.”

Whilst Graham’s event takes place in April, the Hospice still has places for the July 2014 London to Paris challenge.

Lucy Watkins, Events Manager, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice said: “This is a great challenge suitable for cyclists of any ability, you will get to see some of the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe, whilst getting fit, meeting new people and most importantly raising funds for the Hospice”

You can find out how you can take part in the London to Paris challenge here or by contacting