Gary Burke took to the pedals to raise vital funds for a hospice local to Burke Bros Moving Group’s head office in Wolverhampton in the Wolverhampton to Aberdovey Charity Bike Ride.
The fundraising bike ride took place on Friday 17th June, with riders leaving Wolverhampton’s West Park from 6.30am to cycle the 100+ miles to Aberdovey. After seven hours of cycling, Gary was the second to finish the ride. His fundraising has raised more than £2,500 so far with thanks to numerous individuals and companies, including members of BAR, FIDI and PAIMA.
Compton Care are a charity who have been supporting patients facing life-limiting illnesses, and their families, for 40 years. A fully qualified team of doctors, nurses and support workers are on hand to provide the best possible care for patients and their families during the most difficult periods.
The company were also once again the official logistics provider for the event, returning the hundreds of bikes involved in the charity ride safely back to Wolverhampton.
Reflecting on the event Gary commented: “It was particularly pleasing to see the event up and running again after the pandemic forced it to be cancelled for the last two years. The organisers of the event are hoping to raise around £200,000 and we hope that the excellent efforts of the cyclists and their supporters will go above and beyond this.
I’d also like to issue a personal thank you to all of the individuals and companies who work closely with Burke Bros Moving Group that have been able to donate to raise money for Compton Care, many of which are from within the industry across the membership organisations of BAR, FIDI and PAIMA.
I originally set a personal target of ’40 for 40’, 40 donations to mark Compton Care’s 40th year providing end of life care, to not only raise funds for the hospice but to also raise awareness of the charity. With the kindness and generosity of many colleagues and friends across the industry I’ve been able to exceed this target, presently working towards 60 donations and complete the ride with each one of them in mind.”
It’s not too late to donate through Gary’s Just Giving page.