Chandlers Building Supplies’ Ringmer branch donated £200 to one of its customers taking part in a charity bike ride from Eastbourne to Poppel in Belgium.
Chandlers’ customer Lee Durham took part in the bike ride, which raised £6,566 for local charity ‘Para-Monte: The Adam Savory Memorial Fund’.
The independent builders merchant also provided high-vis jackets to all thirteen cyclists who took part in the challenge.
The Mayor of Eastbourne set the thirteen riders on their way from the Pilot Inn, Eastbourne on Friday 1st August. They spent two days cycling through Sussex and Kent, followed by a boat crossing and a further four days riding through France to the final destination of Poppel.
The charity, Para-Monte, meaning beyond the mountain, was set up in memory of Adam Savory, who lost his life to Altitude Sickness whilst travelling in Peru when he was 25 years old. The aim of the charity is to spread the word about altitude illnesses globally, ensuring that people become more aware of the risks and dangers at altitude.
Nigel Williams, sales manager at Chandlers’ Ringmer branch said: “A big congratulations to everyone that took part in the Para-Monte bike ride for raising a fantastic amount of money.
“We have some great customers who take part in all manner of charity endeavours and we were delighted to help Lee Durham with his fundraising and support all the riders by donating High-Vis vests.”