We are ecstatic to announce that HOP have raised more than £3,000 for Cancer Research UK, after completing our gruelling cycling challenge in September.
As a team, we cycled over 2,300km in just 5 working days. Every member of HOP’s team completed at least six hours on one of four bikes outside our Horsforth office on New Road Side, with the team clocking up 460km, or 286 miles, on each of the five days. This represented the 460 people that die from cancer every day in the UK.
We are overjoyed to have smashed our initial fundraising target of £2,300 – raising over £3,000 to date, with donations still coming in.
In addition to the cycling, we also held a bake sale with tasty items whipped up by the HOP team, as well as their family and friends, which contributed £350 to the total amount raised.
Luke Gidney, Managing Director from HOP, said:
This was a tough challenge and especially on the days that it was windy and lashing it down with rain, but every single member of our team was happy to participate and help raise money for such a worthy cause.
“Our initial aim was to raise a pound for every kilometre we cycled, and we were all so pleased when we surpassed this target. The fact that donations are still coming in now makes it all worth it. Overall, the level of support from the people of Horsforth and the surrounding area has been incredible.
“We had passers-by of all ages cheering us on and jumping on the bikes to help put the miles in and the team from Workhouse Fitness in Farsley were also welcome guests who were only too happy to add a few miles, which was absolutely brilliant, when our legs were getting pretty tired!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us!
“We’re now looking forward to handing our donation over to Cancer Research UK and supporting the organisation’s invaluable work in making new discoveries that will ultimately save lives.”
HOP is wholly committed to supporting local and national charities and this latest challenge follows the team tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks last year when we raised £3,698 for Ukraine Charity and Leeds Mind.
Anyone still wanting to donate and sponsor the challenge can do so in person at HOP’s office on New Road Side, or by visiting our Just Giving Page: hop-charity-fundraiser.
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