Charles Wells 2015 Cycle Challenge
Fundraisers: Charles Wells, Pete Wells, Richard Bishop, Jackie Popland, Craig Mayes, Jakub Kebisek, Deborah Moore, Alison Britt, Alyson Kerr, Justin Adams, AMANDA DANES, Emma Lingings, Gary Layton, Matt Meikle, Anthony Shepherdson, Sean mcandrew
Running total: £20,053.54
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:£23,052.65
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In 1876, Charles Wells bought his first brewery on the banks of the River Ouse in Bedford. Today, Charles Wells is the UK’s largest privately owned brewing company, with a substantial pub chain across the UK and France, and a rapidly growing export business. Each year Charles Wells employees and visitors raise thousands of pounds for our chosen charities and this year is no exception.
2015 marks the first ever 'Charles Wells Cycle Challenge' and we've gone in big! In June just over 20 of us will be cycling from the Charles Wells managed hotel and restaurant, the d'Parys, located on De Parys Avenue in Bedford, all the way to The Bombardier pub in actual Paris, France...that's around 336 miles (or 540 kilometres). And what's more, we've given ourselves just four days to do this!
What about the people doing it? Our group is made up of a total mish-mash of people ranging from those who like a decent road ride every weekend, to those who haven't ridden a bike in about 10 years. As you can imagine, some of us have a LOT further to go with our training than others get up to speed. Especially considering our first day of the challenge requires us to ride just over 100 miles. Ouch! But it's all for a great cause (or two) and with that at the forefront of our minds we are all pushing hard to get the miles in, and rack up some decent saddle time between now and June.
What do we need from you? Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to our charities, St. John's Hospice in Moggerhanger (Sue Ryder) and MacMillan Cancer Support. More information on both of our charities can be found on our Facebook page - Just search for 'Charles Wells 2015 Cycle Challenge'. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.
Lastly, we all really appreciate your support for this and whether you can donate £10 or £1,000 it doesn't matter as each and every penny goes towards helping the charities with the challenges that they each face on a daily basis. So, from the bottom of all of our hearts, thank you.
Team includes: Peter Wells, Simon Taylor, Debbie Moore, Karl Ottomar, Jo Ottomar, Craig Mayes, Richard Bishop, Sean McAndrew, Justin Adams, Alison Britt, Alyson Kerr, Jackie Popland, Jakub Kebisek, Amanda Danes, Emma Lingings, Gary Layton, Anthony Shepherdson, Matt Meikle, Paul Craven, Laura Henman and Neil Warnock
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Sue Ryder - Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for them and their loved ones. We do this in our hospices, in our neurological care centres, in the community and in people’s homes across the country. Our work also goes beyond the UK, Sue Ryder also supports the delivery of specialised health and social care in areas of Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. Our hospices include: Manorlands Hospice near Keighley, Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds, St Johns in Bedfordshire, Thorpe Hall in Peterborough, Nettlebed in Henley-on-Thames, Duchess of Kent House in Reading and Leckhamton Court Hospice in Cheltenham.
Macmillan Cancer Support - We exist to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer, both those living with cancer and also their families and carers. Our primary focus is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. We are a charity registered in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SCO39907) and the Isle of Man (604).
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11 June 2015
We are cycling 540km in just four days in a bid to raise some serious money for our chosen charities. Please donate now!! Thank you
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Karl & Jo Ottomar £200.00 (+ £50.00 giftaid)
Jo & I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this event in aid of such great charities. The teamwork and support from everyone, both on the ride and back at the brewery was amazing. Looking forward to the next one!
Mary and Colin £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
well done Amanda and team
Phil Dev £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Justin Adams £155.00
Well Done Everyone...
Rob Clements £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Well Done Skip......
NIN Limited (New Inn & North Western) £50.00
Well done to the whole team for completing this challenge
Maureen, Mary £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
From M&M well done Debs
Raffle in June
well done Amanda and Team
Anonymous £5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)
Aunty Sheila £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
Wonderful achievement, well done!!!
Good luck from Louise @ Beardow Adams
Aunty Rose Uncle Steve £25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)
Well Done Amanda and team
Cake Sale £109.44 (+ £27.36 giftaid)
Many thanks to all those who baked, and especially to those who bought our cakes!
Wicksy £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Well done Wellsy. Better late than never
Moya Faulkner £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Congratulations, amazing achievement - especially my old school home girl Amanda Danes, lots of love girl x
Christine £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Well Done Emma, Debbie and all the rest of the crew!
Jean Chaple £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
Well done Amanda
Emma Forbes-Laird £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
Well done Amanda!
Mark and Jane Ward £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Good luck everyone.
IanandShinny £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Well done Sean! Great job from Shinny and Ian
Slim & Jenny £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Well done Richard - I am sure you must be exhausted all that exercise and fitness!! :-)
Audrey & Len £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
Well done Sean you are a true inspiration to all those young children you have coached over the years. Love Audrey & Len xxx
John and Heather Wells £360.00 (+ £90.00 giftaid)
Well done Pete and all the team. What an amazing achievement. You've all done so well