Kent Blaxill Tour de Branch

As part of its 175th anniversary celebrations, staff from the independent builders merchants, Kent Blaxill completed a 175 mile cycle ride around all of the company's East Anglia branches to help raise funds for CLIC Sargent.

Kent Blaxill Tour de Branch

55 cyclists took part mainly in teams of four with a few individuals choosing to ride all 175 miles of the route. Teams set off from Braintree in Essex at 6.30am and finished back at the Kent Blaxill Head Office in Colchester at 7.15pm where a lovely warm curry was waiting for them. 

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Managers Karen Roberts and Alison Ramsay were at various stops along the route to cheer them on with their CLIC Sargent coloured cheer-leader pompoms!

Simon Blaxill, Kent Blaxill Managing Director said: “We have had great feedback from those that took part. Everyone from experienced riders to relative novices participated in great spirit, which along with good weather helped to make it a fantastic day out for all. Many of them have asked whether we will hold it again next year.”

Choosing to support CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent was designated as the event charity after the support it provided for a young Kent Blaxill employee in Colchester who died of cancer. Simon said: “It is a charity close to the hearts of a lot of people at the company after the fantastic support it provided.”

Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said “Staff and suppliers travelled from all over the country to take part in this event and have so far raised over £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, which is a tremendous achievement and a great way to pay tribute to their friend and colleague."

Find out more

To find out how you and your business can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Karen Roberts on 01284 829 090 or email:

Visit our Remember Me funds page to find out how you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent in the memory of someone special.