THE Fahey family used to come to Dorset for their holidays and it was while on their way here last year they go the devastating news of a death in the family.

Now nurses Jon Fahey, 35, and his wife Lisa, 30, are coming back - but the Norfolk couple are cycling to West Bay to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mr Fahey said his brother Matthew and his partner Erika had twins, Ruby and Lola last year, who were both born prematurely.

He said: “The twins were both very poorly when they were born,

“Ruby returned home but Lola was transferred to Luton and Dunstable Hospital and subsequently GOSH a few months later for more specialist care.

“She remained there for five to six weeks, until we were told there was no more they could do and they let her go.”

Matthew, along with two other brothers, Louis and Keeran, are also cycling, and they will be greeted by their parents at the finish line in West Bay.

They plan to travel about 60 miles a day, passing through Manningtree, Grays, Brighton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth, before arriving in West Bay on Thursday June 22 - the anniversary of Lola’s death.

Mr Fahey said: “The start and finish locations of the ride are very poignant to us all as we found out Lola had sadly passed away while travelling this route to a family holiday in Dorset in June 2016.

“We used to go to Dorset every year as a family as my grandparents had a caravan there.

“A year later we are honouring the care GOSH gave to Lola while she was very ill.”

Bereaved dad Matthew Fahey, who lives in Luton, hasn't cycled since he was 15 so he's a little apprehensive but it was his way of thanking the team who looked after Lola.

They had, he said all without exception been hugely supportive and made the experience as comfortable as possible.

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