SAFC staff complete two-day cycle challenge for Bradley Lowery Foundation
Written by Spark on 13th May 2018
A group of Sunderland AFC staff completed the gruelling 5 Ferries Challenge on Wednesday night, raising almost £16,000 to date for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, a charity close to the hearts of the club and its supporters.
31 people from across the club, including administration, football and medical staff, took part in the fundraiser, accompanied by CEO Martin Bain, club legend Kevin Ball, coaching staff Robbie Stockdale and Adrian Tucker, academy manager Jim Sinclair and Chris Coleman and Kit Symons.
The group cycled 52 miles across the Scottish islands, battling driving rain and steep hills. The two-day challenge was completed using five different ferry crossings in and around North Kintyre and Firth of Clyde.
Sunderland AFC CEO Martin Bain has praised the staff efforts.
“It was an amazing effort by all of the staff, some of whom have not cycled since childhood. There was a wonderful camaraderie and team spirit amongst the group and a real determination to complete the challenge in honour of Bradley, despite some difficult conditions. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us and the companies who provided vital support for the ride. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and goodwill that has been shown to us”- CEO Martin Bain
Sunderland AFC launched its For Bradley initiative, in conjunction with the Bradley Lowery Foundation, at the end of 2017, with the aim of creating a holiday home for sick children and their families, allowing them to spend precious time together, to be named Bradley’s Place.
Every penny raised by the riders’ efforts will go to the Bradley Lowery Foundation. Donations are still being taken here.