Cycle to Cannes raises more than £200,000 for Coram and others

Published: Thursday 28th March 2013

Cycle to Cannes has raised more than £200,000 for Coram and four smaller charities

Carol Homden collecting a donation check from BroadgateThe main sponsor of this year’s cycling challenge event, property company Broadgate Estates, presented Cycle to Cannes with a cheque on Tuesday 26 April.

The ceremony was attended by Coram’s Chief Executive, Carol Homden.

More than 80 cyclists completed this year’s 1,500km challenge, leaving London’s City Hall on Thursday 7 March before finally arriving in Cannes on Tuesday 12 March in time for MIPIM, the world’s premier exhibition event for the property sector.

Cycling days of up to 14 hours took the riders through scenic countryside, passing through towns including Calais, Dijon, and Aix-en-Provence.

They were joined for the final stage by Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead and welcomed in Cannes by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Better chances for children

Carol Homden, Chief Executive of Coram, said: “Thanks to the commitment of everyone involved, we can better the lives of thousands more children."

Building on success

This is the second year in a long-term partnership between Coram and Cycle to Cannes.

Two thirds of the money will be donated to Coram and used to help change the lives of 10,000 UK children, through two areas of Coram's vital work: 

  • Coram Adoption : finds loving, permanent adoptive families for the UK's most vulnerable children
  • Coram Life Education: the UK's largest child health education programme helping young people to build self confidence and learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

For more information about Cycle to Cannes contact [email protected]

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