Cold place but warm-hearted help

Cold place

Manning a refreshments stand at a charity cycle ride meant braving freezing conditions, but volunteer Phil Smith wouldn’t have been anywhere else. “We were in a place called Cold Ashby and it’s not called that for nothing,” laughs Phil, who braved the chilly winds at the annual fund-raising ride in aid of the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

“I’d always make time to do this as it’s a wonderful occasion and we are all pleased to be there to help make it a success.” Fellow BPH Team Managers Gavin Mason, Ella Auburn and her husband Pete handed out refreshments to riders tackling the 25 and 50 mile routes.