BALSALL Common resident Richard Murray has helped to raise more than £10,000 as part of a team riding from London to Amsterdam in support of the charity Prostate Cancer UK.
He took part in the 146-mile trip with colleagues from business coaching company Elephants Child, and clients including Lucketts Coach Travel.
The event was backed by the English Football League and the League Managers Association with high-profile former players and managers such as Les Ferdinand, Viv Anderson, Alan Smith, and Simon Grayson taking part.
Despite illness and injury in the weeks leading up to the ride, the team all did really well. The event as a whole has raised more than £520,000.
Richard said: “We set ourselves a target of raising £1,000 so I’m so thankful to our supporters who have taken us to this fantastic total.
“It was really hard work, but I’m so proud to be able to raise money for such an important cause.
“Not only have we challenged ourselves and raised money, but we’ve also raised awareness of Prostate Cancer and the important message of getting yourself checked if you are worried about any possible symptoms.
“Men aren’t always the best at going to the doctors, but an early diagnosis is so important with this disease.
“Currently 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, with 11,000 men dying from the disease. We want to reduce that number.”
If anyone else would like to donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Murray7