As part of the Hall & Woodhouse 777 mile Badger on a Bike cycling challenge, the team at The Monmouth Ash in Verwood, Dorset has helped raise more than £22,000 for children’s charity Naomi House from various events in May. A total of £22,347.00 has been raised so far and guests can continue to donate until July 16.
Starting on 12 May, Jamie Smith and Ben Holden cycled 777 miles visiting 54 managed pubs in the Hall & Woodhouse estate; the Hall & Woodhouse Brewery and Naomi House children’s hospice, with the aim of raising £30,000 for Naomi House. Each of the 54 public houses held an event to welcome the boys, give them encouragement and raise money.
Rebecca Sheppard, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Naomi House said, “Badger on a Bike was a fantastic event! Everyone at Naomi House and jacksplace are very proud of Ben and Jamie whose sheer strength and determination got them through to the end of the challenge, inspiring so many to donate! Thank you to them, their support team and to everyone at Hall & Woodhouse who made the event such a great success.”
Ben said: “Everything that could have gone wrong did, from punctures and injuries to busy traffic and torrential rain, but we made it and I couldn’t be prouder. Thank you everyone for all your support – the support team, the houses and of course the guests who have been kind enough to donate. We couldn’t have done this without you and your encouragement.”
To show support and donate go to www.justgiving.com/badger-on-a-bike or text ‘BOAB77 £1’ to 70070