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Newark Referee’s Society chairman takes on 85-mile cycle to raise funds for Erb’s Palsy Group

The chairman of Newark Referee’s Society has completed an 85-mile bike ride to help raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Dave Plowright, 46, has raised more than £780 for Erb’s Palsy Group, which offers advice and information for people who suffer from Erb’s Palsy and obstectric brachial plexus paralysis.

JOSH BURKITT (left) Dave Plowright (centre) and Luke Thomas (right) reach Skegness.
JOSH BURKITT (left) Dave Plowright (centre) and Luke Thomas (right) reach Skegness.

He raised the money in aid of his 13-year-old daughter, Hannah, who suffered Erb’s Palsy at birth.

The condition is a paralysis of the muscle and caused when nerves are damaged during child birth.

“Being a small charity I wanted to raise some vital funds as they receive little support, unlike some of the bigger charities,” he said.

“I know money is tight currently, but any donations would be greatly appreciated by the group, which supports other families like ours’.”

Dave and his daughters (43133804)
Dave and his daughters (43133804)

Plowright completed the cycle, which started in Mansfield and finished in Skegness, prior to lockdown, and was joined by a work colleague, Luke Thomas, and Newark FC footballer Josh Burkitt, who is also a member of Newark Referee’s Society.

“The ride was very tough but very enjoyable,” said Plowright.

“The last 15 miles hurt as I was struggling with my abductor muscles, but it eased off when we passed the welcome to Skegness sign.”

The group were originally tasked with taking on the Great North Run, which was cancelled due to coronavirus, so instead opted to take on the eight-hour bike ride.

To donate visit: https://bit.ly/3f3yhui

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