As the Tour De France gripped the country, staff at Bebbington & Wilson Ltd are now turning on the pedal power to raise money for charity by taking part in a challenging 22 mile bike ride on the 18th July around the North Wales countryside.
Four riders of different abilities and ages are taking part to raise sponsorship funds for a new Dialysis machine for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital D2 ward where Louise Spinks, the daughter of Bebbington & Wilson’s Contracts Manager, Chris Spinks has recently undergone treatment.
Louise is only 18 months old and has already undergone multiple operations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy to remove a tumour after being diagnosed with a stage three Wilms' tumour in August last year.
Louise is now awaiting a kidney transplant but despite all that she has gone through, Chris and his wife Bethan, who are from Abergele, say Louise hasn’t stopped smiling. So that has inspired them to set up the Louise Spinks D2 Fund to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where Louise has undergone her treatment.
Bebbington & Wilson Director, Ray Wilson, a keen cyclist, organised the team and the charity bike ride which includes staff from a variety of different departments. They will be cycling a total of 22 miles leaving the office at 10am from Bastion Road and cycling out of Prestatyn up the hill in to Dyserth, down past Rhuddlan Castle, along the River Elwy bank into Rhyl and back along the promenade to the office in Prestatyn.
“The route will test our stamina and endurance but we are sure everyone will complete the route and we hope local people will come out along the way to cheer us on. We have already raised £1500 so far and we hope to double that by the time we cross the finishing line on the 18th,” said Ray Wilson.