POSTED: 20 August 2019

Touchwood gears up for charity bike ride


Touchwood has been gearing up in preparation for this year’s London to Paris cycle ride in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

Touchwood has been gearing up in preparation for this year’s London to Paris cycle ride in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

With the epic 300-mile journey taking place in September, the Touchwood team have been ramping up fundraising efforts. Cure Leukaemia patron, Geoff Thomas, recently visited the centre to be put through his paces on a static bike alongside the centre’s Marketing Manager, Lucy Burnett, as they drummed up crowds and donations for the worthy cause.

In addition, a special donation box has been installed in Touchwood to kick-start the fundraising efforts for Cure Leukaemia. Starring Touchwood’s favourite resident, Gordon the monkey, guests can contribute spare change, and watch as donated coins tumble through a jungle-themed set.

What’s more, for every person who takes up the challenge of Scrap Yard Golf – a brand new experience launched this summer at Touchwood – the centre is donating £1 to Cure Leukaemia.

Lucy Burnett, who is taking part in the cycle ride in September, comments: “As a cause close to our hearts here at Touchwood, we hope that by partnering with Cure Leukaemia we can help raise much-needed funds and increase awareness of their invaluable work.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on the 500km challenge of cycling from London to Paris. I’m no cyclist so it’s going to be tough, but I know it will be incredibly rewarding. There’s still time to contribute; however big or small, all donations are gratefully received.”

A Just Giving page has been set up ahead of the cycle ride. It has already received a generous £1,400 from friends, family and Solihull patrons. Visit the page here to donate: http://bit.ly/2YNxzfS

Touchwood houses some of the UK’s best restaurants, international brands, designer retailers and independent boutique style stores. For further information, visit www.touchwoodsolihull.co.uk or telephone 0121 709 6900.