14 March 2022
A group of property professionals from Leeds succesfully completed a 127-mile bike ride in a day from Liverpool to Leeds on Friday 11th March in a bid to raise money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal run by Save the Children.
The bike ride started very early on Friday morning in Liverpool and followed the Leeds Liverpool Canal snaking its way through Wigan, Burnley, Skipton, Saltaire and finally 127 miles later Leeds City centre.
“We have been deeply affected by the images of children suffering in Ukraine, so we are attempting a difficult bike ride to raise money for Save the Children. The charity helps kids across Ukraine in what are very troubling times”, fundraiser Gavin Beevers comments.
On the Thursday afternoon before the ride, the fundraising efforts had already exceeded expectations by 700%. Today (Monday 14th March), the fundraising pot sits at nearly £6,200.
“The generosity of Leeds professionals has been amazing so far – it certainly gives us the motivation to struggle through a long day of pain”, Gavin adds, “any funds we can raise will go to support the 7.5 million children who are now in danger in Ukraine through no fault of their own – it’s harrowing”.
The cyclists taking part in the charity challenge are Andrew Duncan from Opus North, David Pringle from Praxis Property Management, Jeremy Nolan from Glentrool Estates , Tim Brayshaw from Rainhall Developments Ltd and Gavin Beevers from Fox Lloyd Jones.
If you’d like to support their ride and DEC Save the Children you can donate to Save the Children via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gavin-beeversBack To News