Johnstone councillor completes 77km cycle in memory of his late Uncle Johnstone councillor completes 77km cycle in memory of his late Uncle
A Johnstone councillor has completed a cycle from his home in Spateston to Irvine in aid of charity. Andy Steel saw an appeal from... Johnstone councillor completes 77km cycle in memory of his late Uncle

A Johnstone councillor has completed a cycle from his home in Spateston to Irvine in aid of charity.

Andy Steel saw an appeal from Macmillan Cancer Support for funding after their national fundraiser, Macmillan Coffee Morning, was expected to take a massive hit because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The charity has asked supporters to take part in their new Coffee Morning Challenge and to do what they can to help raise funds, including walking, running or cycling if they weren’t able to hold a coffee morning.

Andy who is an SNP councillor for Johnstone South & Elderslie decided to shake the rust off his bike and cycle the 77km roundtrip from Johnstone to Irvine, in North Ayrshire. He decided to do this in the name of his Uncle, Irvine Hendry, who passed away from cancer a few years ago.


Photo: Andy Steel completed the 77km on Saturday

He said: “I saw a story about how Macmillan’s funds would be affected as their coffee mornings couldn’t take place, and how volunteers could walk, run or cycle instead.

“I decided to ride to Irvine and back in memory of my late Uncle Irvine Hendry.”

On Saturday Andy completed the challenge, he added: “Saturday was a great day for it, although it was pretty tough on the legs.

“It was good to be helping MacMillan – every penny raised helps Macmillan to carry on their amazing work.”

For more information on the Macmillan Coffee Morning Challenge visit: https://cmchallenge.macmillan.org.uk.

If you would like to donate to Andy Steel’s appeal, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andy-steel6.

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