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Dealership directors cycle 200-miles to fund teen's treatment

06 Vauxhall directors Paul Byron and John Dixon with Maddi Taylor and her mum Carina

A pair of peddle pushing directors put charity first when they cycled from their dealership in Ormskirk to London to help a teenager in need of life-saving treatment.

Maddi Taylor is the only recognised sufferer of Krabbe Disease – the loss of a vital body enzyme which protects the nervous system – in the UK and must visit the US for a bone marrow transplant to prevent her body from failing altogether.

Family friend Paul Byron, a director at Ormskirk’s 06 Vauxhall, vowed to help raise the £300,000 required and teamed up with fellow director John Dixon to help fund the treatment, the Southport Visitor reported.

The pair travelled 200 miles over three days, reaching Stoke on day one, Rugby on day two and their finish line in London on day three.

Dixon told the Visitor: “The first couple of days weren’t too bad, bar some hills, but the weather on day three was challenging – we were blown all over the place.”

So far 06’s Vauxhall’s fund-raising efforts in aid of Maddi have succeeded in raising over £600, with the proceeds donated via Maddi’s just giving page.



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