Advent Communications managing director, Adam Dent has been shown the charitable gain from his summer pain.
Last June, Adam cycled more than 1,000 miles in just nine days in the inaugural Ride Across Britain event alongside Steve Twigger, a director of accountants LDP Luckmans, .
Around 600 cyclists – including Olympic gold medallist and adventurer James Cracknell – undertook the challenge, and the duo raised £8,000 for ParalympicsGB and Warwick Hospital’s Breast Unit Fund appeal.
The money went to towards the £40,000 appeal for state-of-the-art equipment which now provides women across the area with vital support and treatment.
Twigger said: “The whole event raised funds for the Paralympics but we wanted to choose a local cause which was in need of support.
“The new unit is a great facility and has vastly improved the treatment available to women as well as creating a far more welcoming environment for patients who have to attend clinics.
“Quite often you simply raise money for a charity and that is it, but it was rewarding to get to see just what we contributed to in a small way.”
Twigger and Dent trained for eight months for the event, which included nine nights under canvas.
Debbie Enser, Breast Care Nurse Specialist at Warwick Hospital, said: “Our department is absolutely delighted that Adam and Steve have chosen the Helen Clark Suite to receive this money. It is a significant contribution which will benefit the users of our services.”
Pic: (l-r) Debbie Enser, Steve Twigger and Adam Dent at the new unit