Cyclists make a ‘wheel’ difference for Macmillan Jersey

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Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey’s Cycle Challenge – where fundraisers completed more than 340 miles from Lyon to Marseille and ascended Mont Ventoux last September has raised over £173,000 for the island-based charity.

43 cyclists successfully reached the summit, also known as the ‘Beast of Provence’ after defying strong winds – which resulted in the use of a support vehicle for some of the challenge due to safety concerns.

Stephanie Gibaut - Interim Chief Executive Officer said “We are completely blown away by the total raised from our cycle challenge in 2021. This incredible amount of money has enabled us to continue providing the vital cancer support services that we do here in Jersey to anyone affected by cancer. We can’t thank our amazing cyclists enough for their support and dedication - We are so grateful to have such wonderful supporters. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long-standing sponsor Investec for all their support with our cycle challenges. “

Investec has supported the last 3 Macmillan Jersey cycle challenge over 6 years.

Andy Smith, Jersey Branch Manager for Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Ltd said, “What an amazing achievement by all who took part in this challenging event. Investec was delighted to support the team both with sponsorship and staff participation. Macmillan Jersey’s work is a vital service to our community and Investec was pleased to play a part in this incredible fundraising effort to support that work.”

Macmillan Jersey would also like to thank Jersey Post for providing transportation logistics for the cycles, Jersey Telecoms for their assistance with communications and Fungi Delecti for additional support with logistics.

As a local charity, Macmillan Jersey’s vision is that everybody affected by cancer in Jersey will have access to emotional, practical and wellbeing support, through their preferred route of contact. This support will be delivered in a way that meets peoples individual needs from diagnosis and beyond, and from whichever source is best placed. As the charity doesn’t receive any funding from Macmillan UK, they rely heavily on the continued support of the generous local public through donations.

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