10 Cyclists – 1000 Miles – 10 Days – 1 Inspiration

In February of this year we announced that our director would be taking part in a cycling challenge along with 9 others in order to raise awareness of Alexander disease.

The goal was to cycle 1000 miles in 10 days, visiting 18 children’s hospitals and raising as much money and awareness as possible for the charity Climb. Adrian Harvie, the organiser of the cycle had in his sights a target of £25000.

The following video documents the cyclists’ incredible journey and the inspiration behind such a remarkable challenge.

On the 5 September employees from Rapidgrid were lucky enough to be invited to a dinner, dance and auction at the Cardiff City Stadium in order to celebrate the occasion and add to an already impressive total that had already been raised.

The event turned into a fantastic evening with a lovely dinner, great music and plenty of refreshments! Most importantly we managed to raise our total fundraising amount to a massive £70000!

We are so proud to have been involved with the Children’s Hospital Challenge who are now eyeing up their next challenge!
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Children’s Hospital Challenge

On the 31st July 2015, our directors Grant and Craig will be taking part in a charity cycle along with 9 others to help raise awareness of Alexander disease.

All 11 brave participants will be cycling, 1000 MILES IN 10 DAYS to 17 childrens hospitals across the country in order to raise funds for research and to promote awareness of the rare form of Leukodystrophy and other metabolic diseases.

What is Alexander Disease?

Alexander disease is a rare genetic condition and is a form of Leukodystrophy. The leukodystrophies affect the central nervous system by disrupting the growth or maintenance of the myelin sheath that insulates nerve cells.

Such diseases are extremely rare affecting only 500 children worldwide which is why we are committed to fund raising in order for more research to be carried out to not only understand metabolic diseases but to find a cure.

To find our more about the bike ride and how to donate to such an amazing cause please visit http://www.childrenshospitalchallenge.co.uk/

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