Team Indee Cycle in Amsterdam

EIGHT friends have completed a 300-mile charity cycling marathon in support of The Indee Rose Trust, surpassing their £5,000 goal (at the time of writing) by raising a colossal £7,605.

Finley Dopson, brother of an Indee Rose, decided to take on the cycling challenge in memory of his sister and raise funds for the Trust created in her memory.

The Trust supports children and their families who have been diagnosed with brain or spinal tumours. It was founded in 2009 after Indee Rose lost her battle with a brain tumor called DIPG.

Mr Dopson and his friends completed the journey from Indee’s Beach House in Greatstone, Kent, to the city of Amsterdam, with overnight stays in different countries en route.

Mr Dopson said before leaving: “Indee was such a beautiful and happy soul and that’s why we started The Indee Rose Trust, to create many more smiles for other children across the Kingdom. -United.

“I always wanted to do an event in her memory and make her proud. It was my first event for the charity, we had to think about growing up or going home, something difficult, that would test us mentally and physically.

“My friends and I, Ronnie, Ellis, Reece, Ryan, Tommy, Cameron and Kieran, would like to collect enough for 10+ treasure chests, that’s over £5,000. These treasure chests are full of toys and goodies, that are bespoke and unique to each child.

“We self-fund our event, so we ensure that The Indee Rose Trust will receive 100% of fundraising donations.

“Any donations will be greatly appreciated and we truly thank you for your kindness as always.”

A spokesperson for the Indee Trust said on Facebook: “And that’s it, challenge complete!!!

“How proud these guys are of themselves and Indee would be too. Kudos to our India team.

It is still possible to donate by visiting: justgiving.com/fundraising/team-indee-kent-to-amsterdam-cycle?

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