On Monday 12th September, local Churcher’s College teacher Janine Gillard is setting off from Liphook to Athens, by bike with fiancé Phil Taylor.

Janine’s niece is “…Maddy Lawrence, who sadly passed away in March, aged just 20, after suffering from a rugby injury, whilst playing for UWE, her university rugby team. Despite a courageous fight in hospital, Maddy tragically died of sepsis, two weeks after her injury. She was bright, loving and sporty, described by friends as a shining light in their lives. She was certainly a shining light in our close and small family and her passing has left a gap that can never be filled.”

Janine Gillard spoke to Alison Glasspool about what she hoped to achieve, and what’s been involved in planning this six-week bike journey from Liphook to Athens.

If you’d like to donate go to Just Giving: Janine Gillard

If you’d like to follow Janine and Phil’s progress, tune in each week to Shineradio.uk for regular updates.