Brightwake’s ‘Old Spokes’ Raise Over £21,000 for Cancer Charity

Earlier this year Brightwake Directors Steve Cotton and Iain Osborn, along with their long-time friends Mark Newcombe, Jason Simpson and David Boden, formed the ‘Old Spokes’ and set out to cycle the 970 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats in support of Maggie’s cancer centres.
The donations have now all been counted and the Old Spokes have raised and amazing £21,336.12 that can be used by Maggie’s to support valuable activities such as:

Clinical psychology support sessions for families going through or bereaved by cancer
  • ‘Where Now’ courses offering support beyond treatment that help centre visitors prepare emotionally and with the practicalities of going back to work, staying active and positive
  • Funding a benefits adviser for 6 months, helping over 300 people get immediate help with the money worries a cancer diagnosis can bring
Steve, Iain and Mark visited Maggie’s Nottingham Centre to hand over the cheque last Friday to Centre Head Annmarie Walton.
 
Steve Cotton said “We are all in awe of the amazing work Maggie’s does in communities around the UK, the emotional support they provide is above and beyond anything else available.
 
We have all had family and friends with cancer and watching them suffer physically is very difficult but what seems to be overlooked is the emotional struggles they endure.

We would all like to give a massive thank you to all the individuals and organisations that supported us financially and provided the incentive to keep going through the extremes of weather, injuries and physical exertion.
 
We’re incredibly humbled by both the number and value of the donations we received, it was beyond any expectation we set out to achieve and will help so many people who need it most”.

For more information on the fantastic work done by Maggie’s please visit https://www.maggies.org