A FORMER charity volunteer has completed a 100-mile cycle to raise funds for the organisation.

Martyn Eggleton from Orford volunteers with disability charity Revitalise 24 years ago when he was 17, giving his time to support disabled people and their carers as they enjoyed short respite breaks in Southport.

Now Martyn has completed the 2017 Prudential Ride London, a 100-mile cycle from the capital to Surrey, for the charity.

He said: “They provide a real holiday experience for disabled people and carers and it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.

“Still, after 24 years I remember the smile of Mary who I worked with during my second year.

“She had been the sole carer for her husband, who had Alzheimer’s for a long time, and their visit to Sandpipers was her first break in over five years.

“I got such joy from helping them to make new, fun memories together and it was wonderful.

“I’m massively grateful to have an opportunity to once again help all those who Revitalise support and to give great holidays to those who need them.”

To donate go to justgiving.com/fundraising/Martyn-Eggleton.