LHC raise over £3,000 for Balloons bereavement charity

An intrepid team of twenty-one LHC staff, led by Directors Rob Bramhall, Steve Tapp, Glayne Price, Alex Lammie, Paul Osborne, Mark Daley and Graham Devine cycled the Devon Coast to Coast Route 27 to raise over £3000 for local charity, Balloons.

Setting off from Ilfracombe on Saturday they covered 102 miles and a lot more hills than many had expected, completing the challenge on Sunday in front of the LHC studios at Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

LHC Director Rob Bramhall said:

“At LHC we do our best to raise money for a different charity each year and this year we chose to support Balloons. It’s a fantastic charity that provides support for children and young people who are dealing with one of the most difficult things we all experience at some point, the loss of someone significant.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored us and helped us reach above and beyond our target. Most of our team are not regular cyclists so it was a challenging couple of days but definitely worth the aching bodies for such a worthy cause!”

Balloons, or ‘Bereavement and Loss Looking Onwards’, provides pre and post bereavement counselling to children, young people and their families. The charity aims to ensure that no child or young person is denied support to work through their grief, offering a wide range of practical, emotional and social support and guidance to young people and those supporting them.

Sara Bennett, Balloons CEO, commented:

“What the LHC team have done to raise money for Balloons is incredible. We are so grateful to them and know that all the money they raise will help children, young people and their families when they are at their most vulnerable.”

That’s why we did it and it was worth every gruelling mile!

Any lovely last minute sponsors can click here LHC Cycle for Balloons Just Giving Page


Ready for the off on Ilfracombe Harbour
Ready for the off on Ilfracombe Harbour


Puncture repair #1


Over half way!


Grant and Graham
Grant and Graham


The finish line at our Royal William Yard studios in Plymouth