Richard Cooper from Champion Accountants in Chester this week presented a charity cheque to the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The £2,500 cheque was for funds raised for a 10 day, 1,000 mile charity bike ride completed by Richard in 2009.
“Tours 4 Cause” was the brainchild of Richard and his friend Mike who decided to complete the challenge in order to raise funds for two causes very close to their hearts – Help for Heroes and the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The cycle commenced on 20th August, when the two men set off from Twickenham Rugby Stadium on a gruelling journey which would see them visit the each of the 5 Home Nations Stadia before ending their ride at Chester Rugby Club.
Rich was delighted with the amount of money raised for the hospital, who cared for his Grandad when he was diagnosed with Non Hodgkinsons Disease in 2001.
He comments, “It’s great to finally present the cheque to the Haematology and Oncology unit, a team that my family owes a great deal to. Since we completed the ride my Grandad has unfortunately been back to the unit for further treatment, so this made presenting the cheque all the more rewarding. All of the team there were extremely grateful for the amount of money we raised and we would like to thank everyone who helped us reach the final £5,000 figure for our chosen charities.”
“Seeing how much fundraising means to these two organisations has spurred me on to get involved with more fundraising, starting with Champion’s 40 for 40 Fundraiser and the Champion Century Cycle Challenge. No matter how big or small a donation is, it can make a real difference!”
You can find out more about Tours 4 Cause by visiting www.tours4cause.co.uk