17th September 2018

Construction Industry Pedals Good for Children's Charities

Architecture practice Brewster Bye is supporting a charity bike ride organised by leading building and property services company Strategic Team Group that will see more than 30 cyclists from the construction industry raising money for two deserving children’s charities.

The Office2Office Charity Bike Ride will take place on Thursday 20th September and starts at Strategic Team Group’s Castleford office.It will cover a challenging 40-mile route, with breath taking scenery, taking in Wakefield, Denby Dale and Holmfirth, before crossing over Saddleworth Moor and descending into Greater Manchester to the firm’s North West office in Dukinfield.

Participants will then be transported back to Castleford or hard-core riders will cycle back along the same route, completing a total of 80 miles in the day. Rugby league legend Adrian Morley, who played for Great Britain, England, Leeds and Warrington, will be taking part in the ride and all money raised will be split between Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Reuben’s Retreat.

Mark Henderson, a director at Brewster Bye Architects will be completing the 80-mile ride.He said: “This ride promises to be a great event. There will be some tough climbs, but I am really looking forward to the scenic route.Bringing together a wide cross-section of the construction industry to raise money for two very deserving charities is the perfect way to raise funds and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it.”

Richard Marshall from Strategic Team Group added: “We’ve had a fantastic response to the Office2Office Charity Bike Ride with lots of our employees, clients and partners already signed up to both the 40-mile and 80-mile rides.We still have two or three places left and support vehicles will be following the ride for the entire duration to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.We’d urge anyone who fancies a challenge and wants to support Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Reuben’s Retreat, which both do an outstanding job under difficult circumstances, to contact us now.”

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions as well as their families, through its ‘Hospice at Home’ service and at its fantastic hospice building at Russell House in Huddersfield.

Reuben’s Retreat is a charity that was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away aged 23 months.The organisation provides a retreat near Glossop in the North West countryside that helps relieve the distress of families and their close friends who have suffered the bereavement of a child, or have a child suffering from a life limiting or life-threatening illness.