Suffolk businesses take on cycling challenge for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Businesses belonging to CLIC Sargent corporate partner Avanti Networking Group took on a unique cycling challenge in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Suffolk businesses take on cycling challenge for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hot on the heels of the Tour of Britain, the team, made up of a variety of businesses and abilities, took on a 32.5 mile cycle ride around the Debenham countryside.

This significant distance symbolises the average distance, one-way, a family will travel to their nearest treatment centre when their child is being treated for cancer. 

Penny Morgan, member of the Avanti team, said: “As we were a real mixed group of varying experience on bikes, I think this ride was all about team effort, which I guess is also the same for youngsters facing cancer with the support of the CLIC Sargent Nurses and Social Workers behind them.”

Thanks to a great deal of support, the Avanti team surpassed the £170 fundraising target and went on to raise an incredible £1,500 for children and young people with cancer.

Significant challenge

Nick Hodgetts, of Lighthouse Platinum Wealth Management, said: “It was tough but a few hours on my bike was little enough to offer up as a challenge, so I hope people will think instead about the families involved and the great work that CLIC Sargent do.”

The cycling challenge is just one of the many ways Avanti Networking has demonstrated its support for CLIC Sargent.

In May staff undertook the Insane Terrain Mud Challenge and are set to take on the Ipswich Half Marathon.

So grateful

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “We’re so grateful to Avanti members for all their support.

“Money may seem unimportant when a child is diagnosed with cancer, but families caring for a child with cancer often find their costs go up and their income goes down.

"Every penny raised this September could help more families move forward together."

Find out more

To find out how your company can support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or email: daisy.turner@clicsargent.org.uk

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