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Teenager raises £1k with cycle ride from Boston Stump to Lincoln Cathedral

By Boston Target  |  Posted: September 18, 2012

Oliver Flack

WELL DONE OLLIE: Oliver Flack and his friend Shannon Darrigan have cycled 40 miles to raise money for Nottingham City Hospital's Neonatal Unit. www.paulcatophotography.co.uk.

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A TEENAGE uncle has cycled from Boston to Lincoln to raise money for the ward that saved his nephew's life.

Ollie Flack, 16, has cycled 40 miles from Boston Stump to Lincoln Cathedral in an attempt to raise £1,000 for Nottingham City Hospital's Neonatal Unit.

Ollie said: "My brother's baby, Evan, was born 15 weeks early, weighing in at just 1lb 14oz.

"He is being looked after by the Neonatal Unit and will be in its care unit until November.

"They have done such an amazing job by saving my nephew's life and giving us a new member to the family so I would like to say a big thank you to the hospital by raising money to save more baby's lives."

Ollie set off from Boston Stump at 9am with his friend Shannon Darrigan.

The pair kept on going until they reached Lincoln Cathedral at 3.20pm.

Ollie said: "It was a day that will never leave my memory as the thing that kept me going was the picture of my little nephew.

"When I was so tired and just wanted to stop I looked at him and carried on fighting as he is fighting in hospital."

So far Ollie has raised £800 with the total still climbing.

Ollie added: "Evan is now doing fantastically well and my brother Joe and his partner, Stacey, are going to be fantastic parents to a beautiful little baby and they're in my heart throughout everyday."

To sponsor Ollie visit www.justgiving.com/Ollie-Flack .

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