DWIFA rides for Hope
An intrepid team from David Williams IFA have successfully completed a 240-mile charity cycle ride to Belgium and raised over £8000 in the process.
Ten staff from the company joined the Ride for Hope 2017, a three-day ride from Northampton to Ypres.
They completed the epic journey on July 8, riding together over the finishing line in front of the Menin Gate war memorial. The route took them through three different countries on three hot days of riding – with only one or two inadvertent detours!
The DWIFA ‘tremendous ten’ who cycled every inch of the way are: technical assistants, Melanie Chambers, Christine Penny, Jonathan Moore and Stuart Plows; mortgage administrator Lisa Russell; Chartered Financial Planner Mark Sparrow; mortgage director Tim O’Neill; and David Williams IFA directors Phil Cox, David Sparrow and Nick Beal.
The team was riding in aid of the Northampton Hope Centre. The Centre supports homeless and disadvantaged adults in Northampton, many of whom are suffering from family breakdown, drug or alcohol addictions and mental health issues.
David Williams IFA managing director Nick Beal says: “This was a really exciting event in aid of a truly deserving cause. We are hugely grateful to the clients, staff, family and friends who have kindly sponsored us and wished us well on this adventure.”
Stuart Plows, a keen cyclist, took on the task of organising and leading the team. He supported others through the many hours of pre-event training and advised on bike preparation.
Stuart says: ‘I am so proud of us all making it to and riding through the finish line at the Menin Gate. An outstanding achievement by all and to see our fundraising total now above £8,000 makes it all the more worthwhile. Thank you to everyone for sponsoring us and a huge well done to Team DWIFA!’
The company has made a donation to cover all the costs of the team. This means that every penny of additional sponsorship goes to support the Hope Centre.
- You can contribute towards the team’s fundraising here