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Easibathe and Easiaccess raise thousands for The Percy Hedley Foundation

Easibathe and Easiaccess Limited raise £2,514 for The Percy Hedley Foundation

The Percy Hedley Foundation was delighted to receive a cheque for £2,514 thanks to the fundraising efforts of Easibathe Easiaccess Limited.

A team of 12 from the Gateshead-based bathing and hoist solutions firm took part in a Coast 2 Coast cycle challenge in September, cycling 140 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth over three days.

Seven members of the team, led by Easibathe Easiaccess owner, Martin Cook, presented the cheque to Sheila Coltman and some service users from Percy Hedley’s adult day centre this week.

The money will go towards helping Percy Hedley improve and expand its facilities to reach as many people as possible that need its support through the construction of a new state of the art hydrotherapy pool and 24 bed residential unit.

“After almost 155 miles, two major breakdowns, four punctures, an over the handlebars tumble, one melted cycling glove we all made it from Whitehaven to Tynemouth with 12 sore posteriors and one huge sense of achievement,” said Paul Pattinson from Easibathe Easiaccess.

“At times it proved immensely testing, yet everyone rose to the challenge and pulled together to get us to the end.

“We’re really pleased we managed to break the £2,500 barrier for The Percy Hedley Foundation and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored us, wished it well and made it happen.”

Sheila Coltman, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Percy Hedley Foundation said: “Our work with local companies such as Easibathe Limited is vital to us and really does make a difference.

“Without their support and help, which comes in many shapes and forms, we could not continue to offer as many services to disabled people and we are extremely grateful for everything they do for us.”

The team was also joined by Alan Scott from Direct Access, a Swindon-based company who supply and install ramping products from Easibathe Easiaccess.

The team’s fundraising efforts also received a boost from Lloyds Bank Foundation, who donated £500 for Rosalind Hetherington taking part in the challenge.

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