Office staff saddle up for Help for Heroes ride
A TEAM of staff are gearing up to cycle 151 miles to raise money for forces charity Help for Heroes.
Staff at Pure Offices, Gloucester are taking part in Help for Heroes ‘Hero Ride 2014’ 151 miles from Gloucester to London.
The team of eight business centre users will be departing from the Offices in Kestrel Court, Quedgeley at 8amon Saturday, June 7 and cycling to Blackheath where on Sunday, June 8 they will join over 2,000 other riders for the final stage of the journey along Horse Guards Parade.
The Gloucester team hopes to raise £1 per mile per team member, with an overall goal of £1,200.
They are calling upon friends, family, work colleagues and local businesses, to support them with their challenge.
Bryn Parry, co-founder of Help for Heroes said: “Troops may be withdrawing from Afghanistan but our support will be there for those who are injured and their families, for life.
“Our ambition is for Hero Ride 2014 to be bigger and better than ever before and I would like to see the British public continue with their generosity for our heroes.”
It is the charities hope that Hero Ride 2014 will raise £1.5 million.
The funds raised will help the Charity continue to deliver direct support to Service Personnel and Veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses.
Help for Heroes needs to deliver two key new projects this year; The Hidden Wounds Psychological Wellbeing Programme and an expansion of the Northern Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Catterick.
Both projects will be instrumental in the long term support of individuals and their families.
It is estimated that £65m is needed for to deliver the services within the Recovery Centres for the next 20 years including mental and physical well-being, adaptive sport facilities, Battle Back programmes, training and support services.
There have been 10,535 British men and women injured in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Combat Stress are estimating that 40,000 Servicemen and women will suffer from some form of invisible injury over the coming.
HRH Prince Harry said: "So many of our Servicemen and women have made the ultimate sacrifice; so many lives have been lost and so many changed forever by the wounds that they have suffered in the course of their duties.
“For these selfless people, it is after the guns have fallen silent, the din of battle quietened, that the real fight begins – a fight that may last for the rest of their lives."
If you would like to help the team, by providing sponsorship or raffle prizes for their fundraising initiatives , contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01452 260063 For further details, or to sponsor the team go to www.bmycharity.com/PureOffices
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