07 Aug 2017
Action Medical Research is delighted to reveal that the inaugural ‘Ziggurat’ cycling challenge has raised more than £100,000.
A total of 50 riders from the construction and built environment sector set off from Coulsdon, Surrey on Wednesday 19 July to embark on a 275-mile journey to Paris.
It coincided with the charity’s long-running ‘London to Paris’ event which launched back in 2000. The two rides both finished in the French capital on the final day of the 2017 Tour de France.
Senior Partnerships Development Manager for Action, Sarah Stevenson said: “Our ‘London to Paris’ event has been so successful we thought it would be a great idea to offer our corporate partners their own bespoke challenge.
“We’re very fortunate to have the support of our ride partners Brett Group, Mace, Glendining Highways and Dome Consulting who helped make this idea a reality. I’d like to thank them and all of the riders for making ‘Ziggurat’ such a success. I’m already looking forward to next year!”
The money collected so far totals £108,000.
Bill Brett, Chairman of the Brett Group and one of the team members, said: “This is a really wonderful achievement. The team put in a huge amount of effort both in training for this event and raising money for this wonderful charity. I think everyone can be very proud of their achievements and it is great to be able to support such a good cause – thank you so much to our sponsors”.
Jason Millett Chief Operating Officer for Consultancy of Mace said: “Our sector has always been able to achieve great things when it works together. The ride to Paris was fantastic fun and raising so much for Action in such a short time is a real achievement – I think everyone involved should be very proud of themselves. Particular thanks go to Action’s fundraising team for such a well-organised charity ride.”
For 65 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent a disease that has benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. The research they’ve funded has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
The children's charity is currently funding research into premature birth, meningitis, Down syndrome and epilepsy, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.