On Wednesday, 7th September 2016, Grant Berry, Andy Ball, Michael Joseph and John Rastrick channelled their inner MAMIL, mounting their aluminium framed steeds and setting off from London to cover some 300 miles over the next 4 days on their way to Paris. Thankfully, they all arrived safe and sound at the Eiffel Tower by late Saturday afternoon – exhausted but elated too!!
The reason for challenging ourselves was to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity. Brain tumours have recently impacted a couple of good friends of the company, and this has galvanised some of the older boys at NorthEdge to try and raise some money on behalf of a great cause.
Brain tumours are a life limiting condition and there is so little known about the causes and treatments of them. They are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 and also reduce life expectancy by an average of 20 years, the highest of any cancer. Despite these facts, less than 2% of the £500m invested in cancer research in the UK every year is spent on brain tumours. This must change.
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. They fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life. The Charity is committed to defending the most amazing part of the human body so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour no longer means a death sentence.
We at NorthEdge are extremely honoured to have taken part in this event, for such a worthy cause, and wish to thank everyone who made a donation helping raise some money towards The Brain Tumour Charity’s work. We know you get so many requests – and we have been overwhelmed by the response raising over £29,000!