Tuk Tuk Biddies at hospital

The Beijing Biddies Tuk Tuk Challenge Team will be in Harrogate today.
The Beijing Biddies Tuk Tuk Challenge Team will be in Harrogate today.
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Four women who are raising funds to help the fight against children’s cancers by driving two Tuks Tuks round Britain are in Harrogate on Thursday (4 May).

The Beijing Biddies Tuk Tuk Challenge team will stop off at the Sir Robert Ogden Centre at Harrogate Hospital to see some of the work being done to help cancer patients.

The women, Kate Sleath, aged 66, from Wetherby, along with Edwina Sorkin (71), Helen Stobart (51) and Liz Tinkler (50), from Cumbria, have raised £80,000 so far for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support and are aiming to amass more than £100,000.

Team leader Edwina said: “We are looking forward to meeting staff and patients at the Sir Robert Ogden Centre and seeing how the money we are raising is spent.”

The women expect to cause quite a stir as they drive their motorised three-wheeled rickshaws along Ripon Road, Skipton Road and Wetherby Road to the Macmillan-run cancer centre.

Edwina said: “We would love people to come out and cheer us on and, hopefully, donate to our two charities.

“To see a child or a young person suffering from cancer is really hard. That’s why every penny that we raise on this challenge will go to help kids and teens.”

The team aims to cover 1,100 miles in 16 days, driving at an average speed of 20 miles an hour for six or seven hours a day.

For more information, or to sponsor the team, visit www.beijingbiddies.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @BBiddies.