Spin in memory of Jay Morris
Now in its 17th year, keen cyclists are invited to spin to raise funds in memory of Jay Morris, a keen racing cyclist and founder member of the Velo Cycling Club, who died from cancer in 2003 aged 30.
The first event was set up to raise awareness of Jay’s illness. He was due to take part but he died a few weeks before it was scheduled to take place. Since then Jay’s family has organised an annual Spinathon as a tribute to Jay and as a fundraiser for Jersey Hospice Care.
Jenny Morris commented, ‘We would like to thank all the spinners and their sponsors who have taken part over the years, particularly spinning instructor Bettina and Mark Pickford who have been there from day one. With everyone’s continued support, the event has raised over £200,000 for Jersey Hospice Care since it started. People are very generous when they know it’s for Hospice and knowing Jay is in their thoughts makes the event very special to us as a family.’
Emelita Robbins, Chief Executive at Jersey Hospice Care, said, ‘Jenny and Alan are two very special people, who, in memory of their son, they have fundraised for Jersey Hospice Care every year since his death in 2003. Our services are for the community and it’s because of people like Jenny and Alan that we are able to continue to provide them, for free and to anyone with a life limiting condition that needs our support. We are incredibly grateful to everyone involved in the Spinathon event and the team at Club Carrefour.’