Norman Rourke Pryme are pleased to announce that three of our colleagues, Matthew Kennedy, David Hickman and Jamie Orme, will be participating in the London to Paris bike ride in September 2017. They will be raising money for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT; https://chect.org.uk/). CHECT were selected as the chosen charity as a close friend of the group had their son diagnosed with retinoblastoma in 2015. Only around 150 children are diagnosed each year with retinoblastoma. Due to the size of the group, CHECT have also been given joint charity partner status for the event, so will have up to another 30 people riding in support for them. The event also coincides with the charity’s 30 year anniversary.
The ride is a massive challenge and undoubtedly there will be hours of preparation practice before the event itself in September 2017. Participants will be required to cycle approximately 450km, starting on 13th September in Crystal Palace, and finishing on 16th September at the Eiffel Tower, no doubt being welcomed by numerous friends and family taking advantage of the location!
We would encourage anyone to read through the symptoms of retinoblastoma and certain ways in which it can be spotted: https://chect.org.uk/about-retinoblastoma-2/
Any donations to the group would be greatly appreciated by all. All funds raised by the team will all be collated in to a single group donation – but the three sites are as follows: