Cavanna colleagues raise funds for precious lives with pedal power

A trio of cyclists from our head office in Torquay will be riding 205 miles across three counties to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The Ride for Precious Lives cycle challenge (12th – 14th July 2019) is an annual three-day charity endurance ride between three CHSW hospices, starting at Little Harbour Hospice in St Austell, to Little Bridge House hospice in Barnstaple, finishing at Charlton Farm hospice near Bristol.

Our team; Michael Newman (Head of Design), Ed Brown (Development Manager) and Ben Rowntree (Land Buyer) have set an ambitious fundraising target of £3,000.

Michael Newman said: “CHSW is our charity of the year for 2019, and the Ride for Precious Lives is just one of the many events we have lined up to raise money for a brilliant cause.

“The three of us jumped at the chance to take part in the challenge as it combines our love of cycling with touring the beautiful South West, meeting like-minded people and raising much needed money for charity.

“The training is going well for two thirds of our trio and we hope the third member of the team is training in secret – we’ve seen they have a sports watch, but we are yet to see a bike!

“The distance over the three days is certainly the furthest we have travelled on bikes, but we have several weeks to prepare our legs and minds for the challenge”.

Mhairi Bass-Carruthers, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at CHSW said: “We’re delighted that Michael, Ed, and Ben will be joining us on this year’s Ride for Precious Lives.

“It’s a challenging but exceptional event and their support will help CHSW provide vital care and support for more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

“We look forward to waving off the Cavanna team and all our Ride participants at Little Harbour in St Austell on July 12.”

To support our team in hitting their fundraising target, visit their fundraising page here: