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Hammerson cyclists travel over 600 km to raise over €15,000 for Ross Nugent Foundation and Action Against Hunger

07.09.2018

Hammerson has raised €15,500 to date for the Ross Nugent Foundation and Action Against Hunger UK as part of its 600-kilometre charity cycle from Hammerson’s London office to Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin.

The 600km ride saw the team climb over 18,000ft as part of the challenge. The route passed through some of the UK’s most prominent landmarks including Windsor Castle, across the old Severn Bridge, through the Welsh Valleys with the Brecon Beacons as a backdrop before arriving at Fishguard in Pembrokeshire to cross St George’s Channel via ferry on Tuesday. The final days saw the team summit the highest point of the trip as they crossed Liffey Head Bridge before reaching Dundrum Town Centre today.

The funds raised will be used to support the Ross Nugent Foundation to buy vital equipment for oncology wards around Ireland as well as Action Against Hunger’s work around the world to save the lives of malnourished children. Funds were generated through dedicated charity pages, with additional sponsorship from consultancy Workman LLP, law firm CMS, architects FaulknerBrowns and engineering company Careys.

Don Nugent, Dundrum Town Centre’s Director and Board Member of the Ross Nugent Foundation, said: “The efforts by my Hammerson colleagues across this gruelling five-day cycle are hugely appreciated, with the funds raised now to support the vital work of the Foundation which was created in Ross’s memory.  We have been overwhelmed by the Hammerson team’s endeavours and commitment over the last few days, and are truly grateful for the spirit of community that has been shown as part of this cycle.”

Matt White, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Action Against Hunger UK, said: “The donations made as a result of the Hammerson team’s cycle are hugely welcome in our campaign to reduce the number of communities across the world that are faced with hunger.  The funds raised will help us to ensure everyone has access clean water, food, training and healthcare and we are thrilled to see the team go that extra mile as part of our journey towards a world free from hunger.”

Simon Betty, Director of Retail for Ireland at Hammerson, said: “We work with Don every day and see the hard work he puts into the Foundation, as well as the vital role it plays in providing important equipment to Irish healthcare settings in the fight against cancer.  Equally, Action Against Hunger is a key contributor to international efforts to tackle hunger across the world.  Hammerson’s goal is to make positive contributions to the communities we work and live in, and so this cycle provided us with a fantastic opportunity to support these two great causes.”

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To donate, please click the links below:

Ross Nugent Foundation: https://www.idonate.ie/hammersonl2dcycling

Action Against Hunger: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hammersonl2dcycling