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Brother and sister take on cycling challenge
6:00pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
A BROTHER and sister are to cycle more than 100 miles to raise cash for medical research for sick and disabled children.
Melanie and Andrew Williamson are taking part in the Essex 100 on Sunday to support Action Medical Research.
The charity funds vital medical research for ill and disabled babies and children.
The ride will start and finish at Gosfield School near Halstead along a route winding through the countryside.
Melanie, 41, a former student at Philip Morant School in Colchester, was inspired to take on the challenge for both personal and professional reasons.
She has worked in commissioning health services for children for the past 15 years and also took on the personal challenge after enduring three knee operations.
She said: “It was a personal commitment to get fit again after the surgery and the charity is appropriate because of my professional background.”
Melanie, whose mother, Barbara, lives in Byron Avenue, Colchester, added: “My brother lives in Wales now and he was going on about riding his mountain bike so I challenged him to join me.
“We will ride together but I expect there will be an element of competitiveness between us.”
To support Melanie, and Andrew, 39, go to www.action.org.uk/sponsor/mjw.
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