Press Release – David Edis Charity Cycle Ride
Animal lover to cycle more than 1,000 miles to raise money for the RSPCA
The cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats will take 11 days
David Edis, 47, from Whittlesey, will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money to help animals at the branch’s Eau Brink Animal Centre in Tilney All Saints. So far he has raised £1,600 on his Just Giving page and he is hoping that by the time he finishes the ride he will have hit his £2,000 target.
David will set off on May 13th and will be riding with a team of eight riders from the Whittlesea Wheelers Cycling Club who are all fundraising for various charities.
Father of two David, who works for Nestle Purina Petcare in Wisbech said he decided to fund raise for the RSPCA Eau Brink Animal Centre because of his love of animals and also through his job where he said pets are a passion.
The company has been fully supportive of his efforts and have sponsored part of the ride and they recently made a large donation of pet food to the centre – while David and his colleagues also had a work volunteering day there – where they painted the centre’s reception.
“I am a keen cyclist and have done long cycle rides before – but this will be a challenge – especially all the hills.
But I have my team mates with me – and we will all support each other throughout the ride. I love animals and they do an amazing job at the centre and I just wanted to help where I can.”
Nestle Purina Petcare have been extremely generous supporting David and our centre and we would like to thank them for this.
Our work is only possible thanks to the kind donations of our supporters – through our charity shop, donations, fundraising events and adoptions and it means we can continue to help animals like Bonnie (pictured with David) who is our longest stay dog at the centre and just one of many animals we have here who are in need of a new home.”