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Thursday 26 Jan 2023
After a two year absence, we are delighted to welcome back keen cyclists and anyone up for a new challenge to go for a spin to raise funds in memory of Jay Morris. Taking place at Club Carrefour, St Lawrence on Saturday 25 February between 11:00 and 17:00, the Spinathon will support the important services provided by Jersey Hospice Care.
Jay was a keen racing cyclist and founder member of the Velo Cycling Club, who died from cancer in 2003, aged 30. The event was initially set up to raise awareness of Jay’s illness but he sadly died before he had the chance to take part. The event went ahead in his memory and since then, Jay’s family have organised the Spinathon annually as a tribute to Jay, raising over £225,000 for Jersey Hospice Care.
Jay’s Mum, Jenny Morris commented, ‘Alan and I have been running this event for several years as a tribute to our son, who had a real passion for cycling. The Spinathon is great for getting our community together in unity, to raise money for Jersey Hospice Care. It will be so nice to see all the familiar faces once again this year. Thank you to all people who participate in the challenge and to their sponsors.’
Marina Brockbank, Community & Events Co-ordinator at Jersey Hospice Care, said, ‘We are honoured to have had Jenny and Alan put on this event for us over the last nineteen years. Their dedication to running this event in memory of their son is an inspiration to all of us. Our services are for the community and it is because of people like Jenny and Alan that we can continue to provide them for free, and to anyone with a life-limiting condition, who needs our support. We are incredibly grateful to everyone involved in the Spinathon event and the team at Club Carrefour. Best of luck to everyone taking part.’
To be one of the 80 spinners and secure a one hour slot, complete a registration form available at www.jerseyhospicecare.com/events or phone 07797 763950. The registration fee is £10 per person, which includes a t-shirt and everyone is encouraged to raise sponsorship funds in memory of Jay and others like him.