The Around Britain Challenge supports two charities, 4Louis and Orchid. The photograph shows the Deputy Mayor Andrew Kingston-James greeting David Atkin and the team at the meeting point next to the Jubilee Clock on Minehead Sea Front on Friday 5th August 2016.
David Atkin and his team embarked on the Around Britain Challenge an epic 3000 mile ride around Britain by motorbike on the 31st July, starting at Washington Wetlands, Pattinson Road, Washington NE38 8LE. They undertook this challenge to raise awareness of the work carried out by 4Louis and Orchid and to fund raise for the two charities along the route. Minehead was the fourth leg on their epic journey around the UK. Other members of the team were Hugh Macleod, James Macleod, Adrian Watson, Jason Parker and Jamie Stocks.
The Deputy Mayor of Minehead Cllr Andrew Kingston-James met with David Atkins and his team on Minehead sea front next to the Jubilee Clock. The team hoped to attract a large audience as they are trying to raise £5,000 for the charities.
Each team member had a validation booklet which was date stamped and signed for on the day so that they could prove they completed the challenge and also later provide them with a keepsake for them to look back on.
In the above photograph The Deputy Mayor Cllr Andrew Kingston-James sits astride one of the team's motorbikes.
The money raised from the Challenge will be used to help parents of stillborn and neonatal sleeping angels and raise awareness of male cancer throughout the United Kingdom.
Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity to focus entirely on the male-specific cancers.They aim to save lives and suffering caused these these cancers through a range of support services, funding medical research and promoting awareness about them.
Website: www.orchid-cancer.org.uk or
Email: email@example.com or
Tel: Orchid Male Cancer Helpline: 0808 802 0010
4Louis helps families who suffer the trauma of a stillbirth or neonatal death. 4Louis provide memory boxes free of charge to over 200 hospitals across the country to help parents to capture those lasting precious memories of their baby.
Trustee Telephone: 0191 3858066 / 07772 743043