Aspen Pumps staff raised £2,445 for a local children’s hospice through their 24-hour cycle ride to Paris.
Eleven riders covered the 130 miles from Aspen’s HQ in Hailsham, East Sussex, to the home of Aspen’s Paris-based distributor, Salina SAS.
Joe said: “Myself and my colleagues who undertook this cycling challenge are delighted to have raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause. Whilst it was tough cycling so far in such a short space of time, our efforts have been totally rewarded by the great support we received from everyone who sponsored us - so thank you to every one of them.
“We are very proud to support Chestnut Tree House, which offers support to families of local children with life-shortening conditions and is a crucial lifeline for many families in the area.”
The Sussex-based children’s hospice cares for and supports children and young adults from East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire who are unlikely to reach adulthood. It has a base in nearby Eastbourne for its team of community nurses who care for children in their own homes across the county.
Mikayla Bernstein said: “The money raised will be vital to us in continuing to offer care to children and families in the local area, and helping us to reach even more families who need our support. It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services offered by Chestnut Tree House and families are never charged for their care. We receive less than 7% of our funding from central government so rely heavily on businesses like Aspen Pumps who take on amazing challenges to fundraise for us.”
Chestnut Tree House’s goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life.
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