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Hope House Charity Ride

by Adam Howarth, Editor

On 10th July, mortgage broker Tim Foreman will be cycling 60 kilometres across Staffordshire on a mountain bike as part of a charity ride for Hope House!

A Gruelling Ride

Tim, 50, will ride through forests, along roads and across fields to raise money for the children’s hospice.

He came across the fantastic work that Hope House does to improve the lives of families with seriously ill children while looking for a charity to partner his business with. Tim then persuaded the gruelling Giant Challenge event in Stafford to allow him to raise money for Hope House rather than the event’s appointed charity.

Tim recently rebranded his local mortgage and insurance business, Be My Broker Ltd. However, he didn’t wish to focus solely on growing his business in the usual manner, he wanted to help his local community at the same time. Having a five-year-old daughter meant that he could empathise with and understand the objectives set down by Hope House. Now his sights are set on raising as much as possible for families going through a difficult time.

Two Knee Operations

It won’t be easy either! Tim has had two operations on his left knee leaving him unable to pursue many activities he would enjoys – football, and squash, for example. Cycling is one activity he can pursue, although his knee has seen many an ice pack along the way since increasing his typical distance from 15 to 56 kilometres in a matter of a few months!

Tim says, “Something changes in you when you become a parent and if I can support such an amazing cause as Hope House, even in a little way, then any pain along the way will certainly be worth it.  The families who receive the help provided by the funds I raise will be going through a lot more pain than me. Even though it’s going to be quite a challenge, I’m determined to do it for them.

“I can’t run any longer due to a bad knee so I wanted to do something amazing like this before I get too old. I’ve been training hard and increasing the distance week on week, although I haven’t actually done the length of ride I’ll be doing yet. Hopefully, that day will come soon because it’s less than three weeks till the race.”

Vital Care and Support

Cat Dowdeswell, fundraiser at Hope House said, We are so excited for Tim and wish him all the luck for his Hope House Charity Ride. More than 80% of the money we need to provide vital care and support for children at Hope House Children’s Hospices comes from wonderful supporters like Tim. If people out there didn’t do these amazing challenges, we quite simply would not be here.

“If Tim has inspired you, why not join our Cycle Challenge in August and raise money to support seriously ill local children?”

Hope House Contact Details

Hope House Children’s Hospices need to raise over £6.3 million every year to keep their doors open and service running. The children and families supported by Hope House Children’s Hospices need your support now more than ever.

Their contact is Cat Dowdeswell – Area Fundraiser for Wrexham, Whitchurch and Market Drayton, Hope House Children’s Hospices, Nant Lane, Morda, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 9BX. Mobile: 07391 865 489; Landline: 01691 671 671.

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