Holchem takes on the Coast 2 Coast challenge to raise funds for Grace's Place

Blog | 23 April 2018

This year a team from Holchem is taking on the grueling Coast 2 Coast challenge to raise funds for Grace’s Place, a new children’s hospice in Bury.  The famous challenge invites cyclists to pound the pedals 135 miles from Whitehaven to Sunderland and the team will be carrying out the bike ride over three days - 18th, 19th and 20th May.  It takes in one of the most picturesque routes in the UK weaving west to east through the edge of the Lake District, climbing to the northern Pennines, follows Hadrian’s Wall, and then heads down the coast to its finishing point.   It’s certainly not a challenge for the faint hearted!


Grace’s Place is part of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and is due to begin caring for children and families in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas.  More than 650 children in the North Manchester area are living with life-shortening conditions, but the vast majority aren’t getting any children’s hospice support at all. By opening the hospice in Bury the charity will ensure care is available for more children and families in the area.

The Holchem team consists of:

Sue Critchley        - Assistant Graphic Design

Richard Slater       - Group IT Manager

Sarah West           - Technical Service Manager

Nick Edwards        - Sales Director

Jack Chattaway     - Support Chemist

Steve Bagshaw     - Marketing Director

Ian Ramsbottom   - COMAH Manager

Marek Miszta         - Hygiene Technologist Manager 

Dave Waggott       - Hygiene Technologist

Cath Chapman      - National Accounts Manager

Alan McNeil           - Service Engineer

Robert Pluto          - Technical Sales Consultant

Nick Oslawskyj

Jonathon Blackley

Ricky Chapman

Robin Chattaway


To sponsor the team for this worthwhile cause please click here.

For more information on Grace’s Place please visit their website here