Perry Bishop & Leaders team cycle 50 miles for James Hopkins Trust

Mon 29 Jun 2015

Property specialist Perry Bishop & Leaders in Cirencester is raising money for The James Hopkins Trust by organising and taking part in their own sponsored bike ride event on Saturday, 4th July.

Four members of the Perry Bishop & Leaders team - Marie-Ann Higginson; Amelia Greener; Theresa Troupe; and Lottie Smith – will cycle of 50 miles from their office in Cirencester to The James Hopkins Trust in Gloucester. Their route will take them past the Perry Bishop & Leaders offices in Tetbury, Stroud and Cheltenham.

The event has been organised as part of Perry Bishop & Leaders’ Charity of the Year partnership with Together for Short Lives, the leading charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

Branch manager Lorna Robinson said: “We are delighted to be supporting Together for Short Lives as our charity partner this year, and through them The James Hopkins Trust. Our intrepid cyclists have been training hard to make sure they’re fit for the ride and our clients, business associates and the general public have been generous in their support, helping us to raise just over £1,000 so far!”

The James Hopkins Trust provides free nursing respite care for severely disabled, life-limited and life- threatened young children living in Gloucestershire. The causes of the disabilities are numerous, but include renal failure, cardiac and metabolic problems, respiratory conditions, leukaemia, cancer, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy and neurological conditions.

Sarah James, Head of Fundraising at the James Hopkins Trust said: “We are the only registered charity in the whole of Gloucestershire to provide this level of care in either the family home or at Kites Corner, our multi-sensory respite centre and garden.

“We are grateful to Perry Bishop & Leaders for their support, they are full of energy and absolutely committed to making a difference. Without the generous support of our Gloucestershire community and businesses like Perry Bishop & Leaders we would really struggle to support our families.”

Each Perry Bishop & Leaders branch has been partnered with its nearest children’s hospice so staff can support seriously ill children and their families locally. If you would like to sponsor the team’s cycle challenge please visit www.justgiving.com/Team-PBL/.

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