SIKA has presented Leukaemia Care with a cheque for £26,366 following its annual Sika Cycle Charity Event in Aviemore.
Mark Gatrell and Andrea Carbin, of Sika, were on hand recently to present the cheque on behalf of the company.
The event was held in memory of much loved and missed colleague and friend, Rebecca Clarkson, who sadly died with Leukaemia in 2023, and in attendance at the cheque handover were Rebecca’s mother, Joy Hudson, and fiancé, Rob Woodard.
Leukaemia Care supports anyone affected by blood cancer by ensuring that they receive the right information, advice, and support.
Rachel Brocklebank, community and corporate fundraising officer at Leukaemia Care, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this generous donation from Sika and all of the riders at the Sika Cycle 2023, which will help fund support for people who have been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer. There are over 150 different blood cancers, and each year over 34,000 people are diagnosed. The support we receive from companies like Sika can make a tremendous difference, helping us to support through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.”
Presenting the cheque to Leukaemia Care, Mark said, “The work that the Leukaemia Care does is vital in supporting those people who are diagnosed. I would like to say a big thank you to all Sika employees, suppliers and customers, who took part in the cycle charity event last September. Over 130 cyclists took part in a gruelling ride and surpassed all expectations with the amount raised for the charity.”
The sponsored Sika Cycle 2023 event on September 2 saw participants take on one of two challenging routes – lasting 50 and 100 miles – with courses weaving their way through the dramatic landscape of Aviemore in Scotland. The routes gave the riders unrivalled views of the Cairngorms National Park.