Three members of Farleys’ Burnley team donned their cycling helmets in aid of the British Heart Foundation, raising a fantastic amount for the charity. Sophie Hancock, Kelly Darlington and Ben Leech, along with 86 other riders, completed a gruelling 55 mile route from Blackpool Promenade to Whitworth.
Organised by Litigation Executive Sophie Hancock, the fundraising event was one of personal significance after her father suffered from heart complications earlier in the year. Since then the British Heart Foundation has been a charity that has remained close to her family’s hearts.
Thankfully on the day of the event the Great British weather was on their side, as the group embarked upon the journey taking them across Lancashire. The team completed the ride in 6.5 hours – having taken some well deserved pit stops along the way. To date the event has raised a monumental £8,000 with donations still coming. To show your support and to place a donation click here.
The proceeds raised will go directly to British Heart Foundation projects across the North West. The funds will go along way in helping the Trust buy the latest equipment, allowing them to continue their amazing work. Among the beneficiary projects is the CICU ward at a Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Sadly coronary heart disease is one of the UK’s largest killer, with around 2.3 million people in the UK alone suffering with the condition. The work the British Heart Foundation undertakes is crucial in tackling the disease, as they continue to conduct life saving research into cardio vascular illnesses. Without the charity’s commitment and dedication, thousands of people affected by heart disease would not have access to the care and support they do today.
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