Milton Keynes man completes epic challenge for Willen Hospice in memory of his mother

Local musician Christoper Edwards, has completed a yearlong challenge, Budapest or Bust, to raise funds to support the care provided by Willen Hospice.

Chris cycled 1,200 miles in memory of his late mother, Mairi Elizabeth-Rose Edwards who was cared for by Willen Hospice.

Chris embarked on the final stage of his yearlong Budapest or Bust challenge on Monday, April 10 and arrived back safely completing his epic challenge on Thursday, April 27 performing a gig at Heros Square Budapest. Chris’s incredible journey raised over £3000 to support the care provided by Willen Hospice.

To continue to support patients and their loved ones, Willen Hospice needs to raise £3.6 million every year – that works out at around £7 per minute.

Dawn Clark, fundraising manager  at Willen Hospice said: “Chris’s journey has been incredible right from the beginning. He has been an amazing supporter of the Hospice and we are very proud that he completed his amazing challenge.

"Big thank you and respect to Chris for his fantastic dedication, commitment and monies raised.”

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