Cyclists raise £25,000 for Beckton hospice

The cyclists who have raised £25,000 for Richard House Children's Hospice pictured at the end of the

The cyclists who have raised £25,000 for Richard House Children's Hospice pictured at the end of their 166 mile journey - Credit: Archant

Staff from London City Airport who cycled to Amsterdam have raised £25,000 for a children’s hospice.

A team of 40 employees and partners from the airport have completed a charity cycle challenge from London to Amsterdam. The group cycled 166 miles in two days and managed to raise £25,000 for Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton.

They were joined by East Ham MP Stephen Timms who also completed the bike ride.

Declan Collier, CEO, London City Airport said: “I am extremely proud of everyone who took part in this tough challenge. The team spirit was fantastic and it’s a wonderful achievement to have made it to the finish line, raising so much money for this deserving charity.”

Viv Talbot, Community Fundraising Manager at the hospice, said: “We are thrilled with the effort of so many City Airport employees and their friends, including our patron Stephen Timms MP. Not only did they show their support by cycling all the way to Amsterdam in very hot conditions, they raised an incredible amount of money on our behalf. Their support will make a huge difference to the children, young people and their families that we work with.”


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