Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Aon Benfield are on track to raise £60,000 for the children’s charity.
The Aon Benfield Summer Charity Bike Ride on Monday, 4 July, saw 200 riders tackle challenging 50-mile and 100-mile courses in the New Forest.
The fundraising has been boosted by a £38,000 donation from the Aon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Aon plc.
Dominic Christian, CEO Aon UK Ltd & Exec Chairman of Aon Benfield’s International business, says: “We were delighted to welcome so many colleagues and clients to the ride which was a great day for all and, more importantly, in aid of such a worthy cause as the Action Medical Research charity.”
“We are so grateful to Aon Benfield and all those who joined the Ride Out to help raise this impressive sum,” adds Louise Stone, National Events Manager for Action Medical Research.
“We believe that the diseases which devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten so this money raised by cyclists will help to continue to fund more projects and potential breakthroughs.”
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Research it has funded has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
The charity is currently funding research into premature birth, meningitis, Down syndrome and epilepsy, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
For more information on Action Medical Research, please visit action.org.uk
- ENDS –
To download a high-res image of Darren Kenny OBE at the ride, please click on the link below:
NOTES TO EDITORS:
More about Aon Benfield:
Aon Benfield, a division of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), is the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. We empower our clients to better understand, manage and transfer risk through innovative solutions and personalized access to all forms of global reinsurance capital across treaty, facultative and capital markets. As a trusted advocate, we deliver local reach to the world’s markets, and an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics. With more than 80 offices in 50 countries, our worldwide client base has access to the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services.
Follow Aon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aon_plc
For information on Aon plc. and to sign-up for news alerts: http://aon.mediaroom.com
For more information on Action Medical Research, please contact Ellie Evans, Fundraising Communications Officer, on:
T 01403 327480
Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For more than 60 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.
Join our fight for little lives today.
Charity reg. nos 208701 and SC039284.