Family and friends of former JFS pupil David Minn who died while trekking in Argentina have raised over £15,000 for a charity bike ride in his memory.
The aerospace engineer from Borehamwood, who graduated from the University of Sheffield, was declared missing last year when he failed to return to his hotel.
The 35-mile ride through Hertfordshire started and finished at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in Elstree, with cyclists passing through several towns on the way on May 12.
The family met their £15,000 target which will be donated to the charity EVE Appeal, which is conducting critical research on all five gynaecological cancers.
“My family are just SO overwhelmed with how generous you’ve all been and we’ve smashed the £15,000 target,” David’s sister Hayley wrote on social media.
“Please keep donating to the wonderful @eveappeal.”
My family are just SO overwhelmed with how generous you’ve all been and we’ve smashed the £15,000 target. Please keep donating to the wonderful @eveappeal https://t.co/kLKmhYZCN4 pic.twitter.com/ccmiaps6OI
— Hayley Minn (@hayleyminn) May 12, 2019
Hayley recently underwent successful preventative surgery after she discovered she had an 85 percent chance of contracting breast cancer.
“I’m very proud of her,” said her mum Helen. “We went through so much last year and she’s just amazing.”
“She wanted to cycle but she couldn’t. She can’t go to the gym at the moment to her disgust, so her aim is to do the London Marathon next year,” she added.
David’s friend Jerry Goldsmith added: “At the moment, we are nearly 60. If we get to a hundred that would be fantastic.”
To join or support the cyclists, you can visit the Just Giving Page here.