Isleworth Man Cycles to Paris
Raises over £7,000 for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Adam Proops from Isleworth, marked his 40th birthday by cycling 270 miles from London to Paris between 19-22nd July in memory of his daughter Iris and to raise money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which provided emotional and practical support to his family when Iris was seriously ill and following her death in 2010.
Adam cycled side by side with his friend Iain Sisson and together they have raised £7,300 for Rainbow Trust including gift aid.
Adam said: “We are delighted to have completed the cycle - it was my toughest fundraising challenge yet for Rainbow Trust, but on the steepest hills I just thought of my beautiful Iris and pushed on. I am so pleased together we have raised much needed funds for Rainbow Trust as I have first-hand experience of the vital support it provides. Rainbow Trust gave my family the most precious thing – time. Time with Iris and for that I will be forever grateful.”
Rainbow Trust is a national charity which offers emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond. It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and thanks to its generous supporters helps over 2,000 families in England.
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, says: “It’s wonderful to see family members we have supported, like Adam, take on fundraising challenges like this. We want to thank Adam and Iain for their fantastic achievement and everyone who donated to Rainbow Trust. We have a care team in West London which supports local families across the region, so this money will really help these families with a seriously ill child receive our vital support.”
If you wish to find out more about Adam and Iain’s cycle from London to Paris cycle ride, read their blog fatblokesonbikes.com. If you wish to donate visit:
August 21, 2017