Fundraisers turn to pedal power to promote charity initiative

08 Dec 2011 | Filed under: News

As part of the launch of the Olympic themed charity event, The 123 Decathlon Challenge, a team of local business people set off on a 17 mile bike ride to visit the charities being supported. The challenge officially kicks off in February 2012 and has already raised £25,000 for Hampshire based charities in its bid to raise £100,000.

DSC_2800_Web1The 19 strong team took to their saddles, starting at The Rainbow Centre in Fareham, where they were waved off by three year old, Felix Snell, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Following a thoroughly planned out and picturesque cycle route, the cyclists headed towards Southampton visiting the Wessex Cancer Trust and finally finishing the journey at The Rose Road Association on Aldermoor Road.

DSC_2805R&M are excited to be involved in the Decathlon by sponsoring the Walking section of the 10 stage event.  Our aim is to raise a minimum of £20,120 towards the final goal of £100,000 with R&M employees and their friends and families taking part in a 5, 10 or 20 kilometer walk, being held at Manor Farm Country Park on the 25th of March 2012.

DSC_2808To get involved or to sponsor the 1  2  3  Decathlon (1 Decathlon, 2 Fellows, 3 Charities) go to: