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Gravesham leisure centre raises huge sum to help fight disease

PUBLISHED: 14:43 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:43 16 September 2014

The event raised a huge sum.

The event raised a huge sum.

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£160,000 was raised.

Gravesham Community Leisure held a charity Rave and Ride indoor cycling event on Saturday at Cascades Lesiure Centre.

There were 101 static bikes and 200 people took part in a four hour non-stop cycling event to the sounds of international DJ’s Peeping Tom, Master of art and Andy Hughes.

Rave and Ride was a charity set up to raise vital funds for Motor Neurone Disease following the death of a founder member Steve Smith’s mother.

His aim was to raise £100,000 and the event enabled him to beat his target, raising £160,000 which will help fund a Phd student to work at MNDA’s research centre.

He dedicated this event to Lou Street who suffers with MND and featured in the programme My Last Summer.

Ms Street was able to attend and she was overwhelmed when she arrived to see a sea of blue T-shirts of the 200 riders.

For more information about the charity visit www.raveandride.com

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