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GFORCE lend Clogs & Cleats Challenge support

Added 27 Mar 2014 by GFORCE

A team of 50 dedicated cyclists recently completed an incredible 410 mile cycle challenge from Leicester to Amsterdam to raise vital funds for charity Hope Against Cancer. Former England Rugby Union team captain and Patron of the charity, Martin Johnson CBE, headed up the team, motivating the group across Europe and helping them reach their target of raising £75,000 sponsorship. Leicester’s best known sportswear company, GFORCE (part of the Gymphlex Group) were happy to support the charity by donating branded fleece tops for the support staff.

This gruelling 5-day challenge embarked from Leicester on the 7th September, with the route taking in Cambridge, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, finishing with a 110 mile leg from Hull to Leicester. James Greenlees, Managing Director at Gymphlex comments:-
“We have long been a supporter of Hope Against Cancer, as they do wonderful work in providing much needed funds for Cancer research in Leicestershire and Rutland. This particular challenge was absolutely inspirational. The participants were very mixed, the oldest being 63, and at different levels of fitness. To come together to complete such an immense challenge is incredible and as a company we were delighted to play a small part in it.”
This ambitious challenge is part of Hope’s 10th Anniversary Year.  The charity was established in 2003 to raise funds to support local cancer research at the universities and hospitals in Leicester to directly benefit cancer patients in Leicestershire and Rutland.  It has currently raised in excess of £3 million and funded 30 research fellowships looking at a wide range of cancers including blood, pancreatic, breast and bowel cancers.

Money is still coming in for the Clogs and Cleats Challenge, and the latest figure puts the money raised at around £88,000. If you would like to sponsor the team or support Hope Against Cancer please go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ClogsandCleats or refer to www.hfcr.org for more information on the charity.

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