Cogs4Cancer charity cycling team presents €285,000 donation to Cancer Research UK

An outstanding 2014 fundraising campaign by cycling team Cogs4Cancer culminated at the London Boat Show this January, as a cheque for €285,560.06 was presented to Cancer Research UK.

Cogs4Cancer present a cheque for €285,560.06 to Cancer Research UK at the London Boat Show. L to R - Chloe William (CRUK), Ben Young (President of C4C and MD of Sunseeker SYM), Robert Braithwaite CBE (Autumn Trust), Steve Crowe (C4C Rider and MD of Yachting Pages) & Felicity Louden (CRUK)
Cogs4Cancer present a cheque for €285,560.06 to Cancer Research UK at the London Boat Show. L to R – Chloe William (CRUK), Ben Young (President of C4C and MD of Sunseeker SYM), Robert Braithwaite CBE (Autumn Trust), Steve Crowe (C4C Rider and MD of Yachting Pages) & Felicity Louden (CRUK)

Marking an incredible achievement by members of the Cogs4Cancer team, who cycled from 782km from Ancona to Antibes for The Superyacht Shipyard Tour in October 2014, Ben Young, President of C4C and MD of Sunseeker Superyacht Management presented the donation to representatives of the Cancer Research UK charity on board the Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht exhibited at the show.

A peloton of Cogs4Cancer riders take on a stage of The Superyacht Shipyard Tour, from Ancona to Antibes
A peloton of Cogs4Cancer riders take on a stage of The Superyacht Shipyard Tour, from Ancona to Antibes, in October of last year

Joined by Sunseeker International’s Founder Robert Braithwaite CBE, who made the single largest donation on behalf of the Autumn Trust, and fellow rider and Yachting Pages MD, Steve Crowe, Ben thanked all of those who have so keenly supported C4C – from the riders to roadside assistance teams, co-workers, friends and loved ones, the support and reception of this fundraising effort has been phenomenal.

The C4C team during the cycle ride from Ancona to Antibes
The C4C team during the cycle ride from Ancona to Antibes

In the past 2 years, the Cogs4Cancer team, which has seen support from celebrities, yacht owners, companies and individuals from the yachting industry and beyond, has raised over €400,000 for Cancer Research UK and local French charities, Lenval Children’s Cancer Unit, Nice and ISIS Tzanck Mougins. 

Support for the Cogs4Cancer 2014 fundraising effort was worldwide, with celebrities including Rihanna backing the cause
Support for the Cogs4Cancer 2014 fundraising effort has been worldwide, with celebrities including Rihanna backing the cause

Congratulations must go to all of those involved in Cogs4Cancer  – the determination and commitment of each and every member of the team in their collaborative fight against cancer is truly inspirational.

For more information about Cogs4Cancer and how you can get involved in the future, please visit http://cogs4cancer.org or contact Ben Young (ben@sunseekersym.com).

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