Saturday, May 18, 2024

RMGroup team member takes on unique challenge in family tribute

In a heartfelt tribute to his late father and father-in-law, Bob Jones, a product manager at RMGroup, the leading provider of automated packaging and process machinery, is embarking on a poignant 350-mile cycling challenge from Cornwall to Newtown Rugby Club.

The journey, entitled the ‘Cornwall 2 Cymru by CHOPPER Challenge’, aims to raise funds for Cornwall Hospice Care and Severn Hospice – two institutions that provided exceptional care during his family’s times of need.

The challenge commemorates the 25th anniversary of the loss of Bob’s father, Malcolm, who succumbed to cancer at the age of 50 in 1999. It also honours his father-in-law, Roy, who was cared for by Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury before passing away in 2017. The ride is not only a fundraising effort but also a tribute to the compassionate care both hospices provided, helping countless families like Bob’s during their most challenging times.

In a twist that adds both challenge and nostalgia, Bob will undertake this journey on a 50-year-old Raleigh Chopper – the same model bike given to him by his parents when he was nine. Renowned for its unique design but not for speed or long-distance travel, the Raleigh Chopper will surely make this ride an unforgettable adventure. Bob, joined by a group of former rugby teammates – Mark Jones, Craig Thomas and Tom Pelling – plan to cover 50 miles a day, culminating the seven-day challenge on Father’s Day, 16th June 2024. Details of the route can be found here.

“I wanted to do something significant as I turned 50 – a milestone my father never got to enjoy beyond,” said Bob. “The overwhelming support from businesses, friends, family, colleagues at RMGroup, and even strangers has truly restored my faith in people. It shows how much good we can do when we come together for a cause.”

Cornwall Hospice Care and Severn Hospice are committed to providing specialised, compassionate care for individuals with terminal illnesses. Their work is largely supported by charitable donations, ensuring that patients and their families receive support and dignity during life’s most challenging moments.

To donate, visit the team’s fundraising page here.

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