On Sunday 22 May, 42 Brewin Dolphin cyclists from 12 offices, led by former England, Crystal Palace and Wolves footballer and blood cancer survivor Geoff Thomas arrived in Paris to complete the epic four day 500km ride that started in Greenwich Park. The team, part of a 200 strong group that rode to Paris to raise funds for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia endured driving rain as they crossed the finish line, but were elated to have completed the gruelling ride.
Brewin team fundraising has already passed the £100,000 mark with more expected to be raised in the coming weeks.
Stephen Jones, Head of Private Clients at Brewin Dolphin, who was instrumental in securing the company’s headline sponsorship said: “We all had a tremendous five days and it was particularly special on a personal note to have so many of my colleagues riding alongside me into Paris. When Professor Craddock described how our fundraising efforts will be worth £1 million in potentially life-saving treatments for people battling this horrible disease it shows how everyone’s fundraising will help save lives. We are determined to keep raising more funds in the coming weeks and I am sure everyone who took part will always treasure the experience.”
Well done to Andrew Burns and Stephen Cartwright from the Belfast office for completing the ride and for their impressive fundraising totals.