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Bike ride organised in little girl's memory

By ashley ball, Wombwell/Dearne Reporter Friday 15th August 2014
Charity bike ride for Darcy Burke
TEN men have signed up for a coast to coast bike ride in memory of Darfield girl Darcy Burke.

Darcy, of Beech Court, died aged six in April after a year-long battle with a brain tumour.

The popular little girl inspired many fundraisers during her life and this will continue with the men set to cycle from Whitehaven to Sunderland on September 6 and 7.

The group is led by Dave Surgey, 36, originally from Monk Bretton. A veteran long-distance cyclist, he decided this year's cause should be for the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice after he was touched by Darcy's story.

He said: "Darcy's story really pulled on the heartstrings and it was so hard to get your head around."

The other riders are: Mark Levick, Stephen Clarke, Gary Hurditch, Damion Wright, Lee Gallagher, Paul Gallagher, Chris Davies, Dean Arey and Martin Holmes.
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Posted by Dave Burke I Mon 18th Aug 2014 at 11:06am

Well done lads, it means a lot to our family that her memory lives on in these events.

Posted by STEVE HOCKEY I Mon 18th Aug 2014 at 4:14pm

Brilliant news boys we will put it on

Darcy's Days Community, face book page nearer event thank you for remembering our little angel Darcy Jo. Uncle Steve

Posted by Dave Surgey I Wed 20th Aug 2014 at 11:06am

Thanks to the Chronicle for publishing and to everyone involved with Darcy, her family and friends, it's the least we can do.

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