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Marathon cycle ride ends at Bradford Cathedral
7:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A 79-year-old man cycled all the way from his new home in Dorset back to Bradford to raise money for Kids for Kids, the only charity giving long-term help to children living in Darfur.
Graham Baynes was received at Bradford Cathedral, where he was welcomed by Canon Sam Corley and Patricia Parker, CEO of Kids for Kids, and thanksgiving and prayers were said.
Graham, who was accompanied on this marathon cycle by Terry Holden, does a sponsored bike ride for Kids for Kids each year to help the charity.
Patricia said: “The creation of South Sudan has caused misery in Darfur where inflation has left children starving.”
The event coincided with the visit of two Bishops from Anglican dioceses in Sudan with which Bradford has a partnership. Bishop Ezekiel from Khartoum and Bishop Ismail from El Obeid, spent ten days in Bradford to help celebrate the partnership’s 30th anniversary.