man Johnny Glover, well known to listeners of Lisburn's BFBS
radio breakfast show, is getting on his bike to raise
much-needed funds for Childline.
Johnny is joining three soldiers - Sgt James
Chadwick, Cpl Andre Hill and LCPI Andrew Mummery - based at
Thiepval Barracks in the city, to cycle from Lisburn army
headquarters to the army headquarters in Rheindahlen, Germany,
all in the name of charity.
The four will set off from Lisburn on Friday
May 11 and are hoping to cover the 450 mile trek in five days,
arriving in Germany on Thursday May 17.
The fundraising effort was the brainchild of
Regimental Policeman Andrew Mummery, who explained: "We are
encouraged to organise events so I got permission from my
commanding officers and my wife came up with the idea of raising
money for Childline, as we have three young children ourselves."
The team are hoping to raise a minimum of £2000 for the charity
and are urging local people and businesses to help them with
"We would be really keen to hear from any
local businesses who could provide sponsorship," said Johnny.
"We will, of course, give them a mention on the radio, so its
good publicity as well."
Thanking the team for their support,
ChildLine's Community Fundraising Manager, Marion McCann, said:
"We are extremely grateful to the team from Thiepval Barracks
for taking on this marathon cycle challenge to raise money for
ChildLine Northern Ireland.
Every penny raised through the team's pedal
power will help ChildLine answer more calls from local children
who need the comfort, advice and protection our counsellors
If you would like to sponsor the cyclists or
offer any support, log onto the BFBS website,
www.bfbs.com/lisburn and follow the link.