Charity bike ride raises in excess of £6,500 for Eastbourne charity

Thirteen cyclists recently raised a fantastic £6,566 for local charity, 'Para-Monte: The Adam Savory Memorial Fund', by cycling from Eastbourne to Poppel in Belgium.  Our Ringmer branch was delighted to support the cause by donating £200 to customer, Lee Durham, who was taking part in the ride, as well as provide all cyclists with High-Vis vests to help ensure their safety.

The Mayor of Eastbourne set the riders on their way from the Pilot Inn, Eastbourne on Friday 1st August.  They spent two days cycling through Sussex and Kent, followed by a boat crossing and a further four days riding through France to the final destination of Poppel.

The charity, Para-Monte, meaning beyond the mountain, was set up in memory of Adam Savory, who sadly lost his life to Altitude Sickness whilst travelling in Peru when he was 25 years old.  The aim of the charity is to spread the word about altitude illnesses globally, ensuring that people become more aware of the risks and dangers at altitude.

Jeannet Savory, Adam's mother and co-founder of the charity, said, "The Trustees would like to thank Chandlers for their generous support and in doing so helping us to get this crucial information into the public domain."

Nigel Williams, Sales Manager at Chandlers' Ringmer branch, added, "A big congratulations to everyone that took part in the Para-Monte bike ride for raising a fantastic amount of money. We have some great customers who take part in all manner of charity endeavours and we were delighted to help Lee Durham with his fundraising and support all the riders by donating High-Vis vests."

More information about Para-Monte: The Adam Savory Memorial Fund can be found by visiting www.paramonte.org.

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