Builder's gear up for charity challenges
14 June 2017 by Emma Forster
Helm Construction bosses will be digging deep to help team members Stuart Rawlings and James Fox raise hundreds of pounds for the Help For Heroes charity.
Stuart has already achieved one major charity success when he completed the gruelling five-day Big Battlefield Ride in aid of Help For Heroes last year.
A charity close to Stuart’s heart, Help For Heroes supports veterans of the Gulf, Iraq and Afghan wars.
“I decided to start raising money for this charity after a friend passed away due to combat stress. I feel there is not enough being done to help people with hidden wounds and this great charity has helped so many.”
Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2017 will follow the same 350 mile route through France, Belgium and Holland, arriving in time for the 73rd anniversary of the Arnhem parachute drop.
Stuart said: “We are doing this to raise money for Help for Heroes and to raise awareness to the work that this great charity does for our injured service men and women.”
Stuart’s Just Giving page is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stuart-Cecil-Rawlings?utm_id=121
Meanwhile carpenter James will be tackling the 12-mile Tough Mudder on August 19 - his Just Giving page is at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/James-Fox21?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=James-Fox21&utm_campaign=pfp-tweet
Helm Construction Chief Executive Gary Sheppard said: “Charity work is a central element of the Helm ethos as it helps build character and awareness of the wider community. We wish Stuart and James the very best of luck as they tackle these challenges in aid of a great cause.”