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LHC limber up for coast to coast charity cycle ride

By July 7, 2016January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

A year after raising over £3,000 for the Devon based charity Hannah’s, an energetic team from LHC Architecture will be getting on their bikes again to clock up a hundred miles for the children’s charity Balloons. Balloons provides vital support to local children who are facing or dealing with the death of someone they love.

On Saturday September 10th, twenty-one architects and urban designers from LHC, including Directors Graham Devine and Mark Dale, and Urban Design Director Paul Osborne, will set out from Ilfracombe.

Cycling 100 miles and climbing 4,152 feet of hills, the charity cycle will end at LHC’s studios in Royal William Yard, Plymouth on Sunday the 11th. Money raised will be used to help support the services Balloons provides to children, young people and families in Exeter and the East and Mid-Devon areas.

LHC Director Paul Osborne said “We are very proud to be taking part in another charity cycle ride. This year, we give our support to local charity Balloons, who provide immeasurable support to young people going through the loss of a loved one. We have decided to push ourselves even further with a two-day  ride, in the hope that we can raise as much money as possible to help the Balloons team and the children and young people they support through often the most difficult time of their lives.

Paul added: “Our team are not regular cyclists, so 100 miles is likely to be a significant challenge! However we believe strongly in the work that Balloons do and our team is busy preparing for September to ensure support for Balloons and the vital work they do”.

Balloons, or ‘Bereavement and Loss Looking Onwards’, provides pre and post bereavement counselling to children, young people and their families. The charity aims to ensure that no child or young person is denied support to work through their grief, offering a wide range of practical, emotional and social support and guidance to young people and those supporting them.

Sara Bennett, Balloons CEO, commented: “What the LHC team are doing to raise money for Balloons is incredible. We are so grateful to them and know that all the money they raise will help children, young people and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. We wish the cycling team all the best and hope they have a wonderful time. They’ll certainly be super fit afterwards!”

If you or your company would like to sponsor the LHC team, please visit LHC’s Just Giving page or follow the team on Twitter @LHCArchitecture.