Andy Single, 45, from Bradford on Avon has decided to challenge himself and at the same time, raise awareness, support and finances for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group.
He will be entering Bike Bath, on 28th and 29th June 2014, which will be a memorable cycling weekend based in the center of Bath and surrounding areas, when he will be taking on the challenge to join the elite group of riders to complete the “Bath Gladiator” by cycling 200 miles in 2 days.
He originally wanted to raise at least £1,000 for The Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, and Andy, who has worked at Rotork Controls in Bath, for 24 years, has had immense financial support from the company themselves as well as work colleagues, family and friends, that he has already raised over £1,200, and is overwhelmed by the support for this wonderful local charity.
The Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, who supports the work of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Unit at the Bath Royal United Hospital, by raising money to purchase equipment and provide facilities and services not provided by the health authority. They are currently running an appeal to raise £1.2 Million to purchase a Positron Scanner, which will greatly enhance the treatment of certain cancers and enable more accurate treatment planning to be undertaken.
The BCUSG differs from other charities in that it is a local charity supporting a local cancer unit. All trustees and fund raisers give of their own time and at their own expense – and with exceptionally low operating costs, almost 100% of all donations go directly towards transforming cancer care at the RUH.
Visit www.bikebath.co.uk if you would like to take part in one of the many cycling events this weekend.