Our Awesome Charities

2020 marked 10 years since Giles Evans embarked on the very first Toon To Town Challenge, a solo effort covering 420 miles from Newcastle to Lanelli.

Unfortunately circumstances dicated that we had to postpone the anniversary ride until this year. 2021 will be our 8th cycle challenge. Our original plan had been to ride from Ipswich to Newcastle during the week commencing 21st June and was in an advanced stage of planning.

However, with the uncertainty around COVID guidance and the lifting of restrictions, it was decided that a shorter more 'local' route should be found, leading us to decide to ride the Coast to Coast cycle route.

All of these charities and mean a lot to us as a group and we will be finalising all our fundraising at a Black Tie Dinner on Saturday 9th October 2021.

Our nominated charities for 2021 will be:

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

The impetus for Giles to complete the first Toon To Town Challenge in 2010 was to raise money for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation following the loss of a close friend to cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust

We will be fundraising for The Teenage Cancer Trust who operate units at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle and at The Freeman Hospital supporting 13-24 year olds in our region.

Dementia Care Lounge

We are supporting the provision of a dementia lounge funded by Newcastle Hospitals Charity offering a calm and relaxed environment for patients, their families and carers based on Ward 22 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Great North Air Ambulance

We will forever be indebted to the Great North Air Ambulance for the assistance provided to Sam Beecroft following a horrendous motorcycle accident in 2017.

Previous Charity Events

Since 2010 we have cycled over 3,000 miles and raised over £111,000 for charities including The Ray Gravelle and Friends Charitable Trust, Help 4 Heroes, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Iestyn Thomas Benefit Year, Stroke Association, Pituitary Foundation, Alzheimers Society, Prostate Cancer UK, The Brain Tumour Trust , Ready for Home Rehabilitation Fund, Claire House Children's Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice , The Sam Beecroft Trust and The Great North Air Ambulance.

Testimonials

A small selection of kind word from some of the people we have helped over the years

Thank You

Since 2010 we have raised over £111,000 for charities, but we did not do this alone. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us over the years.

Neil Watson

Jean & Peter Hills

Mark Allison

Davey and Sheena

Cen & Parveen

Tony & Helen Smith

Steve Black

Andy Grant

Simon Brown

Simon Harmer

Mark Breeze

Liz Luff

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