On June 1st 2014, Mike Mountney – Buildings Maintenance Manager here at Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre – took part in a charity event called the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2014, to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes.
Let’s find out all about Mike’s heroic fundraising efforts!
Help for Heroes offer support to people who are suffering from injuries that have had a serious effect on their life, that they obtained whilst serving our country. All money raised for the charity is used to support the wounded, and all sailers, soldiers and airmen who are injured and continue to need support.
The bike ride challenge took place over the course of a week in June. It is the 7th year that the Help for Heroes organisation have run the event, and it is said to be their biggest demonstration of support for the wounded and a massive fundraising challenge. The challenge entails an epic 350 miles of cycling, all the way from Brussels to London, via Paris, which Mike successfully completed alongside over 2000 other fundraising cyclists. The bike ride was a culmination of a mammoth fundraising effort by Mike and his fellow fundraisers. Other events included a charity meal and auction and a weight loss challenge!
We are extremely proud of Mike and his achievement. The initial fundraising target was £6000, but so far he has raised a total of £12,645.80, more than double the original target! If you are interested in contributing towards Help the Heroes, check out Mike’s fundraising page: http://www.bmycharity.com/MikeandJoMountney.
Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre will continue to do their bit for the Armed Forces. We recently signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, a voluntary pledge made by organisations that wish to demonstrate sincere support for the Armed Forces community.