Hundreds of cyclists take part in fundraiser for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
- Credit: Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
Nearly 600 cyclists took part in the socially distanced Ride For Helen 2020 bike ride and raised in the region of £32,000 for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
The ride, which started at Crix in Hatfield Peverel, welcomed riders of all ages and abilities. Participants had a choice of six miles, 15 miles, 30 miles and 65 miles routes on Sunday (Sept 20) having been previously postponed. The annual bike ride is now in its seventh year.
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity CEO Kate Alden said they were very grateful to all the support from volunteers, staff, sponsors and supporters, including patron Ian Twinley who kindly allowed them to use the grounds of Crix in Hatfield Peverel as a starting and finishing point every year.
“As we stand, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is looking at a loss in the region of £150,000 for this financial year, this is just over 15 percent of our income for last year and this is assuming our budgeted income is achieved.
“Therefore we really needed to make this event a success and raise as much money as possible to keep our vital charity operational. This money will enable us to provide complementary therapy treatments to over 1,280 local people living with cancer.”
The charity receives no government funding. There is no charge for the services provided.