04 September 2014

Newcross raise over £10,000 for children's charity, Action Medical Research!

Team Newcross Healthcare who recently completed a strenuous 261 mile bike ride from London to Paris have now raised over £10,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research.  The riders collectively raised £5159  which was then matched pound for pound by Newcross Healthcare Solutions, bringing the grand total to a whopping £10,318!

From L-R: Stephen Pattrick, Tom Kingston, Tracy Willday, Alix Ripley, Michelle Damerell  & John McCann

The team comprised of Stephen Pattrick, Tracy Willday, Alix Ripley, Tom Kingston, Michelle Damerell and John McCann, embarked on their epic continental ride on the 23rd July, following months of gruelling individual training regimes and charity fundraising events, including a sponsored turbo challenge. 

Sponsored Turbo challenge -  2 hours to clock up as many miles as possible

Riding from London to Paris involved the team pedalling all day, every day in the baking Summer heat for 4 consecutive days,  before culminating in a triumphant ride  along the Champs-Élysées to the Eiffel Tower, crossing the finishing line in front of a cheering crowd.

261 miles completed and still smiling - The team  in front of the Eiffel Tower

Newcross Healthcare CEO and Team Newcross rider Stephen Pattrick says of the team's achievement “Action Medical Research for Children is a fantastic charity that undertakes vital work.  The ride from London-Paris was an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience.  I am proud of Newcross, not just the riders but the whole company, for getting involved and supporting us every inch of the way”

Oly Watts, Challenge Events Manager at Action Medical Research added “The London to Paris cycle challenge is set to raise a considerable amount for Action Medical Research. We are lucky to have so many strong supporters from Newcross Healthcare Solutions raising funds on our behalf to help fund vital medical research. This event is a must for any cycling enthusiast.”

If you would like to sponsor Team Newcross and donate to AMR you can still do so by clicking here http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/newcrosshealthcaresolutions