Pedal power boost for charity

The Royal Enginners Association Scarborough has handed over a cheque for �770.50 to Ellies's Fund after completing a sponsored cycle ride. Pictured with the cheque are left to right are Heather Othick, Branch President Jack Gibson, Branch Treasurer Reg Simmonds, Branch Chairman Fred Harrison and Branch Secretary Peter Ladlow. Picture Pat Ladlow. 24/10/2011
The Royal Enginners Association Scarborough has handed over a cheque for �770.50 to Ellies's Fund after completing a sponsored cycle ride. Pictured with the cheque are left to right are Heather Othick, Branch President Jack Gibson, Branch Treasurer Reg Simmonds, Branch Chairman Fred Harrison and Branch Secretary Peter Ladlow. Picture Pat Ladlow. 24/10/2011

A SCARBOROUGH charity has received a major boost thanks to the Royal Engineers’ Association.

Ellie’s Fund, which was set up in memory of Scarborough teenager Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, was presented with a cheque for £770.50 following a sponsored cycle ride.

The association organised the event, which took place last month along the old Scarborough to Whitby railway line.

Peter Ladlow, Ellie’s grandfather and secretary of the association’s Scarborough branch, said: “We would like to thank everyone who helped or took part and also the people who sponsored or made a donation, making this event so enjoyable to all who rode as well as being financially worthwhile to the charity.”

It is now hoped that the cycle ride will now become an annual event, taking place each September.

Ellie’s Fund continues the fundraising work that was started by Ellie herself, who raised over £25,000 while battling two brain tumours.

The charity is now helping other youngsters in the Scarborough area who going through cancer treatment.