Big Wipes gears up for charity bike ride
Published: 03 June, 2016
The Big Wipes team set out on 14 May to cycle the 185-mile Dulux Trade London Revolution, camping overnight at the halfway point. All to raise much needed money for the Thames Air Ambulance Service (TVAA).
On average three people every day find themselves in a life-threatening situation that requires urgent medical treatment at the scene before they reach hospital. The air ambulance team, led by a highly qualified doctor, can be there within minutes ready to deliver the same level of care that would only otherwise be found in the hospital emergency department. But as a charity, the TVAA relies entirely on fundraising and donations.
The Big Wipes team rose to the challenge and are hoping their charity cycle will raise £3,000 to help the TVAA continue to achieve its mission – to save lives.
“The Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service does an incredible job, but it needs the community’s generosity to save lives,” said Nigel Dibbo, managing director of Big Wipes.
“That’s why we set ourselves the fun challenge of cycling those 185 miles and we are very grateful for all the kind-hearted sponsorship, which will make a big difference to the TVAA team.”