EV Team Raise Money for Prostate Cancer UK
10 June 2021
A team of 5 staff members at EV's Technology Centre in Norwich, England successfully completed a challenging 100-mile cycle ride to help raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. A total of £2,825 was raised with EV matching all staff donations to help contribute to the cause.
The group comprising of William Bush, Shaun Peck, Hannah Harvey, Joseph Geere and Chris Loveday set out early on May 30th, cycling on a route around Norfolk's country lanes, woodland trails and coastal paths to complete the 100-mile distance.
As the riders set off from EV's Technology Centre in Norwich, the weather could not have been better to complete this endurance event. They made steady progress with only one stop for 30 minutes in Great Yarmouth, at around the 65 miles mark. Luck was on their side with zero maintenance issues and no flat tyres encountered throughout the ride. The 100-mile trip was completed in about 7 hours by the whole team and they were rewarded with well-deserved cold beverages at the finish line.
A total of £2,825 was raised with EV matching all staff donations! Thank you to everyone who generously donated and contributed. Full details are available on the GoFundMe page here.
The money raised will help Prostate Cancer UK continue their crucial research and lead the fight against Prostate Cancer. They're investing millions to find better treatments & better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
With the Covid-19 global pandemic taking centre stage over the past year, cancer charities have seen a considerable decline in donations. One man dies from prostate cancer every hour in the UK, with deaths from the cancer expected to soar over the next decade. We are in a fortunate position to act - by raising funds to contribute towards further testing, prevention and improved treatments, we hope to help reduce the number of men dying from prostate cancer and support this worthy cause.