Black and White Hospitality raises over £50k for children’s charity
A team from Black and White Hospitality has raised £54,857 following a 320-mile London to Paris bike ride in July.
This week, the team presented the cheque to the Action Medical Research for Children charity.
Headed by Nick Taplin, chairman of Black and White Hospitality, the 35-strong team included co-owner Caroline Wilce and director Shezan Aslam.
Jason Eaton, the group director at TheClub and Mehmet Kandemir, the general manager at Cadbury House also took part.
A host of other riders also took part including John Dowling, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre and Chris Millard who runs the North Somerset Athletic Academy.
Emma Morgan, head of events, said: “On behalf of Action Medical Research I would just like to thank everyone at Black and White Hospitality for their support, dedication and amazing fundraising achievements.
“Black and White’s generosity and effort helps make a difference for sick and vulnerable babies, children affected by disabilities and those with infections and rare diseases. Thank you for doing so much to help save and change children’s lives.”
The ride was organised by Discover Adventure and set off from Crystal Palace on Wednesday 19 July where the team made its way through Kent towards Dover.
After a ferry trip they then stayed in Calais before heading down to Arras on day two. Day three saw the team ride through the Somme towards Compiegne and included a visit to the World War One memorial at Thiepval.
The team were then up early to ride into the French capital on Saturday 22 July, passing the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs Elysee and finishing by the Eiffel Tower.