We have exciting news! A £1,000 donation has been made by the Pavers Foundation to sponsor our colleagues Russell Hampshire, Creative Manager and Andrew Helme, Head of Marketing, who took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event.
Russell and Andrew, who are based at our Head Office in York, took part in the RideLondon Cycle Event to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The event covers 100 miles, starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through the centre of London and on to Surrey’s beautiful country roads and hills, before returning to the capital to finish in style on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
Russell Hampshire, Creative Manager at Pavers, submitted a grant application through the Pavers Foundation’s employee grant initiative to support Prostate Cancer UK, a charity very close to his heart.
“My dad was unfortunately diagnosed with Prostate Cancer early this year and so to give something back to him and to the charity I decided to take part in RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event which is heavily supported by Prostate Cancer UK.
My colleague Andrew Helme another keen cyclist decided to help support the charity and so we entered the event together. I found that through the process of raising money for Prostate Cancer UK they really do value people who help to support them, they were fantastic around the course on the day and even provided refreshments for their riders once we completed the event. I would also like to thank the Pavers Foundation for their donation.Russell Hampshire, Creative Manager at Pavers Head Office in York
Prostate Cancer UK is on a mission; simply to stop men dying from Prostate Cancer. In the last 20 years, the charity has invested over £37 million into vital research, with a focus on four priority areas; better diagnosis, better treatment, better prevention and better support.
“Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, and kills nearly 11,000 men every year in the UK. That’s one man every 45 minutes. By 2030, it is predicted that prostate cancer will be the most common cancer of all.
With the generous donations by foundations like The Pavers Foundation we are tackling prostate cancer head on, making a difference to the lives of men and families affected by prostate cancer. Your fundraising will help more men survive prostate cancer. We’ll be here working until the day all men do.”Tim Rogers, Sporting Events Assistant
We’re delighted to support such an amazing charity and are thrilled that with the donation from the Pavers Foundation, Russell and Andrew managed to raise over £2,000 for the cause! To find out more about the charity please visit prostatecanceruk.org.