Cycle Star Duncan Mathieson

Inspirational fundraisers like Duncan have been pushing themselves to the limit so children’s hospices aren’t pushed to theirs

Acorns Vice President Duncan Mathieson cycled non-stop for an amazing 12 hours on a stationary bike to raise funds for his local children’s hospice during lockdown.

Duncan, who is Managing Director of Realis Estates, streamed his whole challenge on Instagram Live and invited some special guests to join him and break up the day. They included former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor, England cricket legends Graham Gooch and Ian Bell, professional boxer Richard Riakporhe and GB athletes Guy Learmonth and Jazmin Sawyer.

He said: “The cycle was very challenging at points, but I was spurred on thinking of the families who are caring for children 24-7 during these difficult times with no rest and the hospice staff who are working extremely hard to support them.”

Thanks to the phenomenal support and Duncan’s innovative idea of streaming challenge on social media he raised a staggering £11,010 to support local children and families.

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