Tom Bourne from Bournes Removals joined the Inspire2Live organisation in the challenge to conquer the Tumble in South Wales in its second annual Tumbleup4Life cycling event on May 5, 2012.
As a worldwide network UniGroup Worldwide UTS is supporting the Inspire2Live organisation by promoting and supporting its events and encouraging teams from its 1,300 worldwide service centres to join the challenges and raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
Tumble Up4Life event organisers are thanking everyone that was involved on May 5 for their support during what has been called an inspirational and fantastic event. The challenge took place on the ‘Blorenge’, otherwise known as ‘The Tumble’, near Abergavenny for Cancer Research UK.
Everything began at 5 o'clock in the morning by candle light. The candles are lit in memory of the people who have been lost to cancer or to be thankful for those who have survived. The weather was on the side of the volunteer event organisers and not a drop of rain was seen for the whole day, the sun even managed to shine for a while. At 7.15pm the last group set off to conquer the mountain for the last time this year, arriving at the top just after 8 o'clock.
In total 67 participants climbed the Tumble, with a total of 359 ‘climbs’ on bike or foot (walking or running).This year’s event has seen the fundraising total increase to £15,000 raised for the work of Cancer Research UK.
Local fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, Carrie Barlow, said: “This event that was organised for our charity by volunteers was absolutely fantastic, what an amazing amount of money that will be contributing towards our life saving research. We couldn’t fund our vital research work into all types of cancer without people getting out there and raising money for us, so thank you to all those involved with organising and taking part in the event – Cancer Research UK truly values your support.”
Event organiser, Diana Castrop, added: “It was an emotional day. Not only was it a hard climb, most participants took part in this challenge in remembrance of a loved one. It was a real group effort, everyone supporting each other to push the limits and live life to the fullest. Special thanks also go to Charles Whitton Event Photography for the photos and to UTS Bournes for the support van.”
One in three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives. But the good news is that more people are beating the disease than ever before. Cancer Research UK’s work is at the heart of that progress.
Cancer Research UK supports the work of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease.
Bournes thanks all those who sponsored Tom and the rest of the team. If you still wish to make a donation you can do so online at tumbleup4life/tom-bourne