Rory Stewart MP called in at the Lloyd Volvo showroom in Carlisle last week to show his support for the Beijing Biddies as they collected the vehicles which they will use for their Arctic Challenge.

The group of five women will be driving from Carlisle to the Artic Circle in February to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. The 2,700 mile drive will see Edwina Sorkin of Newbiggin-on-Lune, Helen Stobart and Liz Tinkler from Penrith, Kerrie Ellison from Kendal and Kate Sleath from Wetherby, travel across Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in this non-stop challenge.

Following the event Rory said: “This will be both a very exciting and very challenging adventure for these five brave ladies. I am very proud of what they are trying to achieve for a very good cause and wish them the best of luck.”IMG_1916

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