Back in October we lost our deputy editor, Jenn Hill to cancer. She was 37.
Through a combination of crowdfunding and limited edition issue 100 merchandise sales our readers have raised a final total of £16,106 to be shared equally between both charities and today representatives of Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support came to the Singletrack office for the official money handover.
The crowdfunding campaign offered readers the chance to take a stake in the original Jo Burt cover artwork that we used for our issue 100 cover. The artwork will be mounted and framed along with the names of everyone who contributed to the painting. The final artwork will be available to view at our office in Todmorden and will make guest appearances at key events through the year and at the premises of one of the two ‘corporate’ sponsors, Garage Bikes.
The mounting and framing will be competed by the end of January 2016.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the campaign. There are still some issue 100 charity mugs available in our shop here. Proceeds from the sale of the mugs will now be sent to St. Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds, where Jenn spent her final few days with close friends and family.
Issue 102 is on sale now and contains some of our own personal tributes to Jenn and we hope they will give you flavour of how inspirational she has been. The calendar attached to each issue features a cover shot taken by Jenn on one of her final adventures that she simply refused to stop having between bouts of chemotherapy.
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