Cfes are proud to support the Help for Heroes charity.
Cfes are proud to support the Help for Heroes charity and when the opportunity to sponsor a bike ride to raise money for the charity, Cfes jumped at the chance. On Saturday 27 June the 56 mile ride proved to be a worthy challenge and the riders were grateful when the finish line came into sight! Starting at 9-15am the riders were sent on their way by Lt Colonel Sean Cunniffe the Commanding Officer of The Royal School of Military Engineering. The route was designed to be challenging and so it proved to be with riders having to climb more than 850m up and down the North Downs of Kent. The undoubted star of the day was Lee Patmore (pictured with Michael Whitehead, Cfes Building Service Director) a member of the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers. Lee was injured whilst serving in the Royal Navy and now spends most of his time in a wheel chair. This was his first serious attempt at riding a hand bike. His courage and determination was there for all to see as he completed the ride in 5hrs 35m, made even more impressive by the fact this was only the second time Lee had cycled a Hand bike, and up to then the farthest he had ridden was 3 miles. The day was a great success and raised £6500 for Help for Heroes.
“A lot of the credit must go to CFES who sponsored the day ensuring that all costs were met so that all money raised will go to those men and women who have given so much for us all. CFES made a real difference and it is great to have Cfes continued support for next year’s event.”
Stephen Craddock, Organiser
Cfes are proud to support the Help for Heroes charity and when the opportunity to sponsor a bike ride to raise money for the charity, Cfes jumped at the chance.
Michael Whitehead pictured with Lee Patmore
Michael Whitehead pictured in front of the Cfes tent with Stephen Craddock, Event Organiser.