Team in the Saddle for Children's Charity - raises over £10,000

26 June 2023
2 mins

Last week 20 Platform Housing Group colleagues, alongside riders from event sponsors, undertook a 223 mile charity bike ride, raising over £10,000 for Newlife, the UK’s largest charitable provider of specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children.

Riders crossed Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in the gruelling two-day event, enduring heat, traffic and even a cow or two!

Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director of Growth and Development at Platform, ride organise said “Newlife do amazing work in the areas we operate in. They provide families with essential equipment which significantly improves quality of life for children and their families.”

He continued “We’re proud to have raised over £10,000 for Newlife, and will continue supporting charities in our communities via our Wellbeing Fund".

Duncan Palmer, Head of Responsive Repairs at Platform Housing also took part and added: “This was a fantastic team effort and one which I was immensely proud to be part of.  As a social housing provider, we’re always looking for opportunities to give back to our communities and this was a perfect example.  Thanks for all those who helped and supported us and for all those who donated so generously.”

Gary Clay, Managing Director at Farrendale Ltd, one of the events lead sponsors said "Everyone contributing to this fantastic cause, in any way they have, are proving their real commitment to their statements of intent. We truly value our partnership with Platform Housing and are proud to be able to offer support to Newlife. Together, amazing things happen. Well done everyone and thank you.”

The housing provider would like to thank all of its event sponsors for their support, donations and their own riders who also took part across the two day event:

-             Browne Jacobson

-             Centrus

-             Farrendale Ltd

-             Devonshires

-             Lloyds Bank

-             Trowers and Hamlins

-             Superclean (UK)

-             National Maintenance

(image shows some of the 20+ riders taking part in the 223 mile cycle ride event)