Director cycles to raise money for Charity Partner
Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and a team of intrepid cyclists set out to tackle a gruelling Coast to Coast bike ride (Money for Miles) with the aim of raising funds for Town’s Charity Partner, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and to celebrate the life of Tomek Laskowski.
The event was organised by Joe Formisano of Mamas and Papas for a very special reason: “Earlier this year two members of the Mamas & Papas family sadly lost their beautiful little boy Tomek who was only with them for a short but precious time,” commented Sales Director, Joe. “During this time Forget Me Not supported the family and proved what an important and fantastic charity they are.”
The group of 18 local business men cycled around 153 miles which included some3, 400ft of climbs. This alone was a challenge however some members of the team took a more scenic route on Day 2 adding around 20 miles to the distance they needed to cover. This included Sean Jarvis of Huddersfield Town and Richard Chambers of The Velvet Bar in Wakefield.
Sean commented “After three punctures, a rather large detour and missing our lift back to West Yorkshire we dubbed ourselves the Laurel and Hardy of cycling. This said, it was an amazing weekend for an incredible cause and I loved every second of it.”
The event is set to have raised a significant amount of money for the brand new children’s hospice based in Brackenhall, Huddersfield but you can still show your support by making your donation at www.justgiving.com/Tomek-Laskowski
Peter Branson, Chief Executive at Forget Me Not also participated in the two day fundraiser: “This was an amazing weekend of fundraising with local business leaders quite literally getting on their bikes to show their support. It was great to play a part in this adventure which has raised vital funds to support children and families across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.”