GM Recruitment join Damon Hill in charity ride
The oversubscribed ride, now in its third year, left Putney in southwest London for France on Friday 2nd May 2014. On a route that took in some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK and France, over 80 riders endured three days of intense riding in order to meet the gruelling schedule ahead of them.
Willis and Foxwell, both avid cycling enthusiasts, had organised the challenge for Damon Hill’s charity, the halow project via their dedicated cycling event company, 2Boats, which organises personal, well planned sportives, audaxes and multi day charity rides.
Willis said, “It gives Mark and me such pleasure to be able to organize this event for the halow project. It is particularly satisfying to see how the event has gone from strength to strength in a relatively short space of time with more people and organizations getting involved and behind such an inspiring charity.
“This amount of money will make a significant difference to the lives of young people with a learning disability. It is not too late to make a donation, if anyone can help, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamgmhalow250- being a small charity with no state funding - every little truly does help," Willis added.
Damon who is Patron and one of the founders of the charity commented:”This was an extremely gruelling ride against a strong headwind, particularly tough over the French hills but as one rider said this is nothing to the mountains our young people have to climb every day.
“We have been truly overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and commitment we’ve had from riders and supporters. Huge thanks to all those who took part in the ride and everyone who helped make it such a success – The 2Boats team did a first class job.”
The halow project is a Guildford-based charity committed to supporting young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person. From its community based social activities and learning programmes, to its 1:1 personalised support via its Buddy Service, halow helps young people to gain confidence, skills and be supported to live as independently as possible.
If you would like to make a donation, refer a young person or require further information, please visit: www.halowproject.org.ukor call 01483 447960.