Gerraint Oakley, the Managing Director of Curo’s house-building business, is cycling roughly 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise £5,000 for the Royal United Hospital (RUH), Bath Children’s Ward – Curo’s chosen Charity of the Year for 2019.
The iconic ‘End-to-End’ journey will take nine days to complete. Gerraint will set off from John O’Groats on Friday 12 July and will arrive at his destination on Saturday 20 July. He will cycle on average over 100 miles a day and will be joined by a friend and a Curo colleague who will be driving a van for the whole journey to provide support.
Gerraint says: “This year we’re fundraising to help the RUH Bath Children’s Ward to provide additional services, facilities and equipment for the thousands of children they treat every year. I know this is a cause very close to many of our colleagues’ hearts and everyone is making an effort to get involved in fundraising, from bake sales to walking and running marathons and, of course, donating.”
Gerraint is calling on all housing associations up and down the country to join him on this challenge. He says: “Wouldn’t it be great if colleagues from housing associations across the country would join in to help raise money for the amazing charities they’re supporting!
“Aside from supporting some fantastic causes, it would also be an opportunity for us to increase awareness of our sector, connect with colleagues and have some fun along the way.”
Colleagues from the sector are welcome to join Gerraint on his journey across Britain either for the whole challenge, or any of the nine stages:
- Friday 12 July
John O’Groats to Tain – 125.83 miles
- Saturday 13 July
Tain to Ballachuish – 112.51 miles
- Sunday 14 July
Ballachuish to West Kilbride – 121.47
- Monday 15 July
West Kilbride to Gretna – 103.70 miles
- Tuesday 16 July
Gretna to Ecclestone – 112.11 miles
- Wednesday 17 July
Ecclestone to Ludlow – 114.93 miles
- Thursday 18 July
Ludlow to Bath – 90.47 miles
- Friday 19 July
Bath to Okehampton – 96.53 miles
- Saturday 20 July
Oakhampton to Land’s End – 96.30 miles
If’ you’d like to take part in the ride across Britain, contact CuroHomesAdmin@curo-group.co.uk for more information.
About RUH – Bath Children’s Ward
Every year, tens of thousands of children receive care and treatment at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. Some go in for routine operations, others for therapy to help them cope with disabilities and other chronic illnesses. Charitable support helps make life better for these children, and their families.