Organisers saddle up for charity effort

Conference organisers are getting on their bikes to raise funds for charity.

Workers at Conference Care have pledged to cycle 400  miles over five days to raise £10,000 for Help4Harry and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Four  volunteers will battle the elements, climb mountainous terrain, and endure  long hours in the saddle before arriving at  the company’s head office in Coventry on  18 September.

Directors Chris Peacock and Andrew Deakin, with Pauline Beattie, head of sales Scotland and Sean Henderson, new business manager, Scotland, will begin their quest on  14 September from the Conference Care offices in Dunfermline.

The venue finding and event management agency have always played an active part in raising funds for causes close to their hearts, having previously raised large sums of money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the RNLI and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice to name a few.

Help4Harry is a charity that was set up by close personal friends of Pauline Beattie, to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on behalf of their son, Harry, who was diagnosed in 2013. The condition is rare, painful and life limiting, with the only treatment currently being a steroid program to help manage the disease. Conference Care’s huge cycling challenge will raise awareness of the condition with all monies raised going to Muscular Dystrophy UK, funding research into finding a cure.

Pauline Beattie said: The team have already started their training, we’re getting fit and having fun. Most importantly we’re raising funds to help those at the forefront of the research into treatments and hopefully one day, a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – it’s going to be epic!”

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