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Empica supports charity challenge

Empica supports charity challenge

Empica is supporting Helen Crook as she cycles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for two good causes.

She starts her marathon event on July 9 and will be passing through Bristol on Sunday July 12 when family , friends and supporters will give her a cheer when she stops briefly for lunch in Ashton Court.

The ride has been called “15 Days For 15 Children” and each day of the ride Helen will be honouring either a child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy or a child needing help in Nepal. Money raised is being split between Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK and New Futures Nepal, which helps orphans in the Himalayan country hit by an earthquake earlier this year.

SMA is in the family of Empica MD Martin Powell and his sister Jillian, who died in childhood, will be honoured on the last day of the ride. Helen, a children’s nurse, who lives in Frampton Cotterell, near Bristol has worked with children with SMA and helped to found the Nepalese charity after a visit to that country.

Other local businesses including Aberlink, Pearson May, Ride On Cycles, Hornbeam Ivy LTD, Ticknell Fuels and Ashford Homes are supporting the ride. It is hoped to raise around £10,000 and donations can be made through Helen’s VirginMoney page here.

Posted: 7 July 2015