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It was smiles all round as the Holchem team who took on the gruelling Coast 2 Coast challenge last weekend completed the final stages of the journey on 20th May. The team were raising funds for Grace’s Place, a new children’s hospice in Bury and cycled the demanding 135 miles bike ride from Whitehaven over three days - 18th, 19th and 20th May.
The route was along one of the most scenic cycle rides making its way 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. Luckily there were no injuries and we are proud to report that the only casualties were a few mechanical issues.
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.
Commenting on the achievement, Sam Hardman, Administration Director of Holchem said: “A huge congratulations to the whole team for completing such a difficult bike ride in the very warm temperatures. I hear the camaradie amongst the team was second to none, and everyone helped each other complete the 135 miles. It’s testament to the spirit of the team that they never gave in, and are on track to raise over £2,500 for Grace’s Place.”
There’s still time to sponsor the team for this worthwhile cause please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/holchem-take-on-the-coast-2-coast.
For more information on Grace’s Place please visit https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/