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Cycling for Male Cancer CharityMarch 27th, 2014
Congratulations to Martin Anderson, Chairman of the Governors at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, who has successfully completed a bike ride of nearly 1,000 miles from Barcelona to London, conquering the Pyreenes on the way.
Martin and the team have raised nearly £50,000 for the male cancer charity, Orchid, in memory of their colleague, Chris ‘Milton’ Ivin, a talented young cameraman and a friend to so many who sadly lost his fight against testicular cancer in 2012.
Mr Martin Anderson, Chairman of the Governors at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls and his son Simon, Old Monmothian, will be setting off on 17th September, cycling just under 1,000 miles from Barcelona to London, conquering the Pyrenees on the way, in just eleven days.
Father and son team both work in the television industry and were spurred on to take up this challenge in memory of their colleague, Chris ‘Milton’ Ivin, a talented young cameraman and a friend to so many who sadly lost his fight against testicular cancer in 2012. Martin and Simon have already raised over £28,000 for Orchid and hope to reach their target of £40,000 for this charity which specifically targets awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer amongst men.
Mr Martin Anderson, who is also Deputy Chairman of Natural Animal Feeds in Monmouth, a major, local employer and one of the key sponsors says, “We have been training hard around the roads of Monmouth, ahead of our arduous bike ride. Inspired by Chris Ivin, we have been overwhelmed with the support and generosity of local businesses, friends and family. The funds raised for Orchid should help prevent more deaths in young men.”
We wish them all the best on their gruelling journey. To make a donation of whatever size, please visit:www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ballstobarcelona