Cyclists’ fundraising efforts support Stocksbridge Leisure Centre
Dransfield Properties have donated more than £16,000 to the Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre through the South Yorkshire based firm’s charitable foundation.
The funds were raised though the property company’s annual Tour of Europe bike ride which last year covered a route from Copenhagen to Oslo.
A total of £16,227.75 has been donated to the charity with a similar amount also being awarded to the team’s other chosen charity, Action Against Cancer.
The Tour of Europe Bike Ride was founded in 2007 by Dransfield Properties and has raised more than £468,000 in the last 12 years. Since the first ride from London to Paris the team have covered more than 4,500 miles through 14 different European countries.
The donation to Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre will assist in the delivery of an ambitious project to make the centre more accessible to all. At the moment wheelchair users and others with mobility problems have difficulty using the 1960s and 70s built facility.
Fay Howard from Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre said: “Our centre is one of the largest community run facilities of its kind in our region which is something we are incredibly proud of.
“Unfortunately, however it is not fully accessible and we are working on a project to make our building more accessible so that everyone can enjoy this fantastic local amenity.
“This is a fantastic donation from the Dransfield Foundation which will make a great contribution towards our project and we can’t thank Mark and the team who take on this amazing cycling challenge enough.”
Mark Dransfield said: “We are delighted and very proud to be able to make this contribution to our local community here in Stocksbridge.
“Thankyou to everyone who takes part in our bike ride every year and of course to every single person who donates to our fundraising efforts - it really is appreciated.”
Picture shows Andy Clarke and Fay Howard from Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre with Lord Andrew Mawson from Well North and Amanda Holmes and Charlotte Whittaker from Dransfield Properties.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644