Lee Durham with Nigel Williams.

Chandlers lands a helping hand to charity bike ride

Published:  06 October, 2014

Chandlers Building Supplies recently supported a charity bike ride in aid of Para-Monte: The Adam Savory Memorial Fund.

Thirteen cyclists took part in the ride, which took them from Eastbourne to Poppel in Belgium. Chandlers’ Ringmer branch donated £200 to customer Lee Durham, who was one of the participating cyclists, as well as providing all of those taking part with high-visibility vests.

The Mayor of Eastbourne set the riders on their way from the Pilot Inn on Friday 1 August. They spent two days cycling through Sussex and Kent, followed by a boat crossing and a further four days riding through France to the final destination of Poppel. Overall, £6,566 was raised.

Para-Monte, meaning ‘beyond the mountain’, was set up in memory of Adam Savory, who lost his life aged 25 to altitude sickness while travelling in Peru. The charity’s aim is to spread the word about altitude illnesses globally, ensuring that people become more aware of the risks and dangers at altitude.

Jeannet Savory, Adam’s mother and co-founder of the charity, said: “The trustees would like to thank Chandlers for its generous support and in doing so helping us to get this crucial information into the public domain.”

Nigel Williams, sales manager at Chandlers’ Ringmer branch, said: “A big congratulations to everyone that took part in the Para-Monte bike ride for raising a fantastic amount of money. We have some great customers who take part in all manner of charity endeavours and we were delighted to help Lee Durham with his fundraising and support all the riders by donating high-vis vests.”

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