Oakland and Friends prepare for charity York to Warwick ride

30th Jun

A mix of Oakland International Redditch colleagues and friends are preparing to take part in a 180-mile bike ride from York to Warwick to raise funds for Molly Olly’s Wishes as part of the charity’s 10-year anniversary celebrations.

Hoping to raise £7,500 by going on the ride from July 8-10, making up team Oakland and Friends are Oakland International co-founder and group CEO Dean Attwell and his son Samuel, Oakland’s CEO of contract logistics Shaun Foley, HR director Cory Winstanley and chief operating officer Lee Whiting, and central IT systems’ Chris Shuker and brother Patrick, and new Oakland team member Tony Banks.

“Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for Molly Olly’s Wishes, a fantastic charity providing support for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and their families.” said Dean.

Molly Olly’s Wishes was launched by Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw in 2011 following the loss of their daughter Molly, has since gone on to support thousands of children around the country. Tim and Rachel chose York as the starting point as it was one of the last holidays they all spent together as a family with Molly.

Dean added: “Anybody who has been touched in any way by the life of a person with cancer will know the catastrophic effects and suffering that this creates. Molly Olly’s make a real difference and due to the coronavirus pandemic they have struggled to raise funds like so many other wonderful charities with fundraising events cancelled.

“This bike ride will be a real challenge for us, but we are committed to achieving our goal whilst raising funds for this fantastic charity. Thank you for anything you can give, no matter how big or small, and know that it will make a genuine difference to so many children.”

To donate and support team Oakland and Friends, visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/oaklandandfriends-care

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