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Using pedal power to raise funds

07 January 2021 chsw Fundraising

Marcus Gater from Portishead has cycled the equivalent of Land’s End to John O’Groats and raised £775 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Marcus, the Commercial Director for Allegro Logistics by day and a spin teacher by night, has supported CHSW in a number of ways in the past, but always by using pedal power!

He’s previously taken part in the CHSW’s popular 3-day cycling event, Ride for Precious Lives, and his spin group at the Hub in Portishead where he teaches, hold a class for charity every December.

Marcus took a positive approach at the end of last year and said as well as wanting to continue to raise money for the charity close to his heart, he was in need of “a physical and mental challenge” to see him through the second lockdown. That’s when he had the idea of cycling 874 miles from the comfort of his garage at home.

Amanda Gallagher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at CHSW, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Marcus for his continued support of CHSW. We think he is an inspiration to anyone looking to use their allocated fitness time each day during this third lockdown to raise vital funds for our cause. Children’s Hospice South West is celebrating 30 years of creating memories to cherish in 2021 and we’d invite everyone to get involved in helping us be there for families for another 30 years by taking on a challenge, large or small.”

Click here to see how you can join with CHSW in celebrating 30 years of incredible care.