Sika is delighted to have presented the Leukaemia Care Charity with a cheque for £26,366 at their Preston office on 5th January 2024.
Having raised funds through the annual Sika Cycle Charity Event, Mark Gatrell and Andrea Carbin, of Sika, were on hand to present the cheque on behalf of the company, Leukaemia Care, the UK’s leading leukaemia charity supporting anyone affected by a blood cancer by ensuring that they receive the right information, advice, and support. The event was held in memory of much loved and missed colleague and friend, Rebecca Clarkson, who sadly died with Leukaemia in 2023, and in attendance at the cheque handover were Rebecca’s Mother, Joy Hudson, and Rebecca’s fiancé Rob Woodard.
Rachel Brocklebank, Community and Corporate Fundraising Officer at Leukaemia Care said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this generous donation from Sika and all of the riders at the Sika Cycle 2023, which will help fund support for people who have been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer. There are over 150 different blood cancers, and each year over 34,000 people are diagnosed. The support we receive from companies like Sika can make a tremendous difference, helping us to support through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.”
Presenting the cheque to Leukaemia Care, Mark said: “The work that the Leukaemia Care does is vital in supporting those people who are diagnosed.
I would like to say a big thank you to all Sika employees, suppliers and customers, who took part in the cycle charity event last September. Over 130 cyclists took part in a grueling ride and surpassed all expectations with the amount raised for the charity.”
The sponsored Sika Cycle 2023 event on 2nd September saw participants take on one of two challenging routes – lasting 50 and 100 miles – with courses weaving their way through the dramatic landscape of Aviemore in Scotland. The routes gave the riders unrivalled views of the Cairngorms National Park.
The fundraising is vital to the support of the Leukaemia Care Charity, for over 50 years, they have been dedicated to ensuring that everyone affected receives the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment, and support.