homes4u and University of Manchester Cycling Club gearing up for charity ride
After a very successful first fundraiser last November, we will once again be teaming up with the University of Manchester Cycling Club (UoMCC) for a charity cycle taking place on Saturday 19th March.
So what is the plan? 50 members of the UoMCC will be cycling from The Christie in Manchester, where a Maggies centre will open late April, to the Maggie’s site at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside and back again.
This latest event is a way to further raise funds and awareness for Maggie’s Centres, a partner charity of both ourselves and the UoMCC. The group provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends all over the UK. Maggie’s are set to open a brand new site for Greater Manchester families affected by cancer towards the end of April.
The centre at The Christie is being designed by Lord Norman Foster, who as well as being a cancer survivor himself, is a world renowned architect famous for London’s Gherkin and Hearst Tower in Manhattan. You can read more about the upcoming centre on Kinnaird Road in Withington
Eleni Papadopoulos the Media and Sponsorship Secretary for UOMCC says, “A few weeks ago I visited the new Maggie’s site outside the Christie hospital and it was great to be able to see exactly what we are fundraising for. Raising £828 at our first ever fundraising event last November which was then generously matched by homes4u was amazing. This was more than we had expected and simply encouraged us to fundraise even more. On Saturday 19th March, we will be cycling to the Clatterbridge Centre in Liverpool and back in the hope of reaching our final goal of £2,400. This is roughly the cost of funding one day at a Maggie’s centre. We have set an ambitious target but with the support of homes4u which so far has been invaluable, I am confident we can achieve our goal.”
We may not all be athletes in the offices with the stamina of the Cycling Club, but we will be there to support. For the upcoming event in March, a member of staff will be there with a support car, in case of any emergencies and helping to keep the pace!
You can read more about the event and make a donation by visiting the UOMCC Just Giving Page www.justgiving.com/University-of-Manchester-Cycling-Club.