Super gran cycles 134 miles for Mary’s Meals

Ellison Hudson is part of our family of amazing supporters

Back to all stories | Posted on 14 Jun 2018 in Blog

Grandmother Ellison Hudson took on an incredible 134-mile cycling challenge to help provide impoverished children with life-changing meals.

The 80-year-old from Dundee is part of our family of amazing supporters who go to great lengths to fundraise for our school feeding programmes.

The grandmother of 10 has supported Mary’s Meals over the years and as a keen cyclist wanted to combine two of her passions. 

After turning 80 in April, she decided to mark her milestone birthday by tackling the John Muir Way and has since gone on to complete the challenge over five days.

Ellison explained: “I love the simple idea behind Mary’s Meals – giving children a good meal at school. I was moved by the story behind the charity and was amazed to hear that 93p from every pound donated is spent on its charitable activity.”

The former midwife was joined by granddaughter Allie MacLean and friend Lin Brisley for the cycle, which Ellison admitted was the toughest challenge she has faced on two wheels.

Other superstar fundraisers who have recently embarked on various challenges for Mary's Meals include Robert Thewlis, Mike Fletcher and Charlie Doherty who all took part in marathons this spring.

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