Team Innasol pedal from Scotland to Essex to raise funds for EACH

Team Innasol pedal from Scotland to Essex to raise funds for EACH

Nov 10, 2014
A team from Innasol, the UK’s leading renewable heating company, and volunteers from its partner network spent 5 consecutive days in late September 2014 pedalling through 447miles from Glasgow to Innasol Headquarters in Wickham Bishops, Essex.

The team had 90 miles of road to cover each day with stops at Gretna, Darlington, Beverley and Peterborough encountering some of the hilliest terrain the UK has to offer. You can read their daily blog over the five days here

Donations came in thick and fast to their JustGiving page for their efforts raising £5,000 with the company pledging to raise £16,000 in total – enough to fund the three EACH hospice sites for a whole day.

Colm Lawlor, managing director of Innasol and one of the cyclist who took part, said “It has been a fantastic five days, all thanks to the amazing team spirit which kept us going. I am delighted that members from across our partner network got involved to help such a worthy cause.”

EACH needs to raise almost £6 million in voluntary donations every year to keep services available to children, young people and families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. If you’ve been inspired by Innasol’s challenge find out about challenge events and corporate volunteering and help us to support those who need us most.

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  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX