Stevenage pair in chariot race help raise £61,500 for Cancer Research UK
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A five-mile charity chariot race has raised more than £60,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Staff from two Stevenage pubs - Andy Cottam from The Drapers Arms and Claire Holden from The Old Post Office - were part of a 10-strong team which competed against seven other teams in Pedibuses for Stonegate Pub Company's London fundraising race.
In full Spartan dress, and with a staggered start, the teams had to pedal a circular route against the clock, with Andy and Claire's team coming in fifth place.
The two Stevenage pubs together raised £441 and the overall event amassed £61,500 for Cancer Research UK.
Stonegate's Colin Hawkins initiated the fundraising idea and said: "The team has done a fantastic job in raising so much money - it is an incredible achievement.
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"We've all been touched by cancer in some way in our lives, so we wanted to do our bit to raise money to help stamp out this awful disease."
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