Get on your bike for CAUSE
EHA Group and EHA Racing are delighted to support the Mega Cycle Challenge by Adam Carroll, part of CAUSE’s new fundraising campaign ‘Get On Your Bike for CAUSE’. The mental health charity’s campaign encourages everyone to get out cycling and biking this summer to help raise much needed money to help fund CAUSE’s invaluable support services, launching this Mental Health Awareness week, 14th – 20th May 2018.
Adam Carroll will be getting on his bike this June to cycle over 300 miles around all 13 Sainsbury’s stores in Northern Ireland in memory of a fellow colleague and friend. Ironically, Adam is a massive motorcycling aficionado, so the partnership with EHA Racing, and getting to meet some of his racing heroes, was an added incentive for the Holywood man’s upcoming fundraising efforts.
With added support from well-known and much respected local cycling retailer Dave Kane Cycles in Belfast, Adam has been furnished with a Cannondale road bike and their famous fluorescent yellow and black cycling kit to help complete his fundraising project.
Some of the team and members of Dave Kane Cycles, Belfast, will be joining Adam on various sections of the route, where any additional support will be very much appreciated.
Anne Holland [Cause], Barry Scott & Stuart Rae [Sainsbury’s], Mark Kane, Adam Carroll, Trudi Heaney [Sainsbury’s], Dave Kane [Dave Kane Cycles], Sarah Mathews [EHA Group] and EHA Racing’s Andy Reid.
CAUSE, as the largest regional voluntary sector provider of mental health services to carers in Northern Ireland, knows that caring for someone with mental illness is challenging. Mental illness is a fluctuating condition, often misunderstood and stigmatised, causing considerable emotional distress to carers. The charity believes that cyclists and bikers across Northern Ireland can make a real difference to those carers isolated and stigmatised through supporting a loved one who is/has experienced serious mental illness.
Monies raised through Get on Your Bike for CAUSE campaign will go to providing practical and emotional support to carers throughout Northern Ireland which include CAUSE’s free and confidential Helpline, one-to-one advocacy support, local support groups and training and educational workshops for carers and professionals and educational and therapeutic respite activities for carers.
Commenting, Anne Holland Fundraising Manager for the charity emphasises the impact of mental illness on communities:
‘1 in 4 people will suffer from mental ill health during their lifetime. Through this new campaign, we can highlight that there is support for carers and families affected by a loved one’s serious mental illness. Of course fundraising events like this are vital to help us continue our work. We would like to thank EHA Racing Team, Dave Kane Cycles, Sainsbury’s Holywood Exchange, Paul Lindsay and Sarah Mathews of EHA Group for getting behind our campaign and supporting Adam in his massive Cycle Challenge in June. So we are asking all cyclists and bikers to ‘Get on Your Bikes ‘CAUSE You Care!’
EHA Racing’s David Allingham, Alastair Seeley and Andy Reid with Anne Holland [Cause] Adam Carroll [Sainsbury’s] and Sarah Mathews [EHA Group]
Adam’s Cycle commences Saturday 23rd June and will take the following route, calling at all Sainsbury’s stores:
Day 1 Bangor – Carrickfergus – Ballymena – Coleraine
Day 2 Coleraine – Derry/Londonderry – Dungannon
Day 3 Dungannon – Portadown – Armagh – Newry
Day 4 Newry – Lisburn – Belfast/Kennedy Way – Belfast/Forestside – Holywood Exchange
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