A MOTHER and daughter team went above and beyond to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Sam Cross and her daughter Eva set a target of cycling 100km during the month of June.

Not only did they beat that mark with days to spare, they kept peddling to keep the money coming in for St. Michael’s Hospice.

St Michael’s Hospice took care of my grandad in his final days and weeks and what they do is truly incredible,” Sam told the Gazette.

“We have been honoured to raise money for them. The hospice means a lot to our family.

“It has been there for a family member in the worst times and we want to give back in any way that we can.

“The running costs for St Michael’s Hospice are very high, they need the very best to do the incredible work they do.”

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So far they have raised just a shade over £300.

And for Eva, this was no easy feat, as she only has six months of bike-riding under her belt.

“My six-year-old daughter learnt to ride her bike just after Christmas and just loves riding so much so that I caught the bug too,” Sam added.

“Her two-year-old brother often joins us on the back of my bike too.

“We like to stay active but during lockdown we found that we were “vegging” too much so we wanted to set ourselves a challenge and decided to do it for sponsorship for the amazing St Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke.

“We set out with a target of £200 but have managed to collect £305 so far, which is amazing.”

Having cycled 123km as of Monday, the pair set a new goal of 130km and hope to inspire many more donations. To donate, search ‘Sam and Eva’s Pedal for a Medal page’ on Justgiving.com