Cramlington staff get on their bike to raise £4,000 for charity close to their hearts

HTL staff during their 140-mile bike ride in aid of Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness.
HTL staff during their 140-mile bike ride in aid of Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness.

Generous business staff got on their bikes to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Cramlington-based HTL Group set out to raise £1,400 by cycling 140 miles in aid of its nominated charity Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness, which supports local children and teenagers with cancer.

And the 15 cyclists, supported by family and friends, were delighted to raise £4,000 in the two-day ride from Edinburgh to their headquarters.

Every year the controlled bolting manufacturer takes on a cycling challenge, along with other fundraising activities, to support the charity.

This year’s total takes the grand total raised from the HTL Group cycling challenges to more than £15,000.

Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness was set up by Jessica Robson’s family after Jessica lost her battle to a rare form of cancer, Alveolar Sarcoma, at the young age of 18.

The charity’s mission is to achieve Jessica’s dream of building a respite lodge for families and children who are facing cancer.

Julie, Trevor and Nicole Robson said: “It was yet another great weekend for Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness with support of HTL, 15 riders, support crew, all the office staff and HTL’s suppliers.

“We took on a great challenge from Edinburgh Castle to HTL Group’s HQ in Cramlington.

“The awareness we sent out along the route to children’s cancer is amazing and, as always, we did it with a great team. The money they raise is fantastic, and the support for Jessica’s charity is always much appreciated.”

To make a donation to Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/HTL140