KWB’s Birmingham commercial property agents are gearing up for a coast to coast bike ride in aid of the charity, Dementia UK.
A team of KWB staff will tackle a 100-mile cycle route along the length of Hadrian’s Wall, from Silloth to South Shields, for Dementia UK on Saturday 11th August. Nine riders will cycle stages of the route with two keen cyclists, Director of office agency Mark Robinson, and industrial agency surveyor Ben Voss Wood, planning to tackle the whole distance.
This is KWB’s second sponsored bike ride. In 2016 the firm raised more than £8,500 for Woodlands Adventure. The choice of Dementia UK to benefit from the 2018 bike ride was suggested by Office Manager, Joanne Spencer.
Joanne said: “My grandmother passed away having suffered from dementia, and I’m conscious that it is affecting more people than ever. With disorders such as Alzheimer’s, it’s not just the person enduring the symptoms who suffers as a result of the illness. The impact on loved ones – both family and friends – is also horrendous. The work of Dementia UK helps in many ways, so we all agreed to raise funds for the charity.”
Dementia affects roughly 850,000 people in the UK, with 42,000 of those being people under the age of 65 suffering from young onset dementia.
KWB will be asking its clients and contacts to help them with sponsorship for their bike ride. KWB Director, John Bryce, said: “I would like to encourage our peers in the Birmingham corporate world to donate to this event. In doing so, they’ll be making a great contribution to what is becoming a scourge of modern life.”
The KWB team includes Mark Robinson, Toby Barnett, Martin Cook, Mark Lenton, John Bryce, Akim Kamangira, Jon Tedstone, Ben Mitchell and Ben Voss Wood.
If you’d like to contribute to the fundraising effort, details on how to sponsor the team can be found on their JustGiving page.
Dementia UK is a registered charity no. 1039404.
For more information on KWB’s coast to coast charity ride, please call 0121 233 2330 or email Ben Voss Wood on firstname.lastname@example.org.