Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Bikeathon means Help For Heroes reaches its £6million

The Halford's sponsored Help For Heroes Bike Ride finished in London on June 1st raising over £1million. 300 riders cycled followed a 360 mile route through the major battlefields of northern France. They were met in Whitehall by about 1,500 other riders who had cycled from all parts of the country also raising money for H4H.

Paying tribute to all the cyclists on the trip, H4H founder Bryn Parry said: “These guys are legends – not just for what they have achieved this week, but for everything this challenge will do for British servicemen and women in the future. It makes me so proud when I look at these guys’ faces.”
Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt, who welcomed the cyclists in London said: “You have done fantastically. Our servicemen and women are doing a fantastic job in very difficult circumstances. What has happened today shows that we care for everything they do.”
The £1million+ raised by the event has meant that H4H have now exceeded their original target of £6million needed to build the new gym and swimming pool at Headley Court. These new facilities will speed up the recovery and rehabilitation of the British servicemen and women injured in the service of their country. Building work on the new complex is due to start in the Autumn with completion expected next year.

Congratulations Bryn and Emma and all who have helped achieve this amazing result in just 8 months!

Link> Help For Heroes
Link> The Sun: Dunkirk spirit as cyclists return