Cycling challenge completed
The GMF100 Cycling Challenge raised £55,000, which will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices. These provide palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.
Gary Morton, GM Fundraising’s founder, said: “Finally, we managed to get an event over the line after a torturous 18 months of pandemic-ridden efforts. We wanted to help Hope House rebuild financially, and the GMF100 Cycling Challenge was created to show our continued commitment.
“A huge thank you to everyone involved in making the GMF100 Cycling Challenge happen: the riders, the supporters and to everyone who sponsored them. We are delighted to have raised this significant amount.”
The GMF100 Cycling Challenge, which was sponsored by Epwin Window Systems, involved 90 riders who cycled 100 miles on Sunday August 8 from their factory or premises.
Gary said: “Despite heavy rain in some parts of the country, and a strong headwind, all the riders completed the challenge safely. Thank you to each and every one of them.
“Special thanks must go to Epwin Window Systems who came up with the event idea and became the headline sponsor too.”
Clare O’Hara, managing director of Epwin Window Systems, said: “We were delighted to support the GMF100 Cycling Challenge and even more pleased to see what a success it was in raising some much-needed funds for Hope Hope.”
Gary said: “The atmosphere on Sunday was incredible with live team updates streaming across our social media platforms. After such a tough year for the charity, it felt great to finally begin fundraising for such an important cause. The money we have raised will do so much to help the children at Hope House.”
The GMF100 Charity Cycle Challenge has now become an annual event, and will be added to the scheduled events for 2022.