TaxAssist magnificent seven ride for diabetes awareness

A team of TaxAssist Accountants from the south east of England used pedal power for Tour de TaxAssist – a three-day cycling challenge across East Anglia – to help increase awareness of Type 1 diabetes and to raise funding for the charity JDRF.

Charlie Walker from Bedford, Nadeem Iqbal from Walthamstow, Robin Johnson from Norwich North, Martin Thomas from London Victoria, Jeremy Gilks from Norwich South, Eliott Betts from Bury St Edmunds and Tony Hall from Beverley, saddled up in their London & Zurich and TaxCalc sponsored jerseys on 12th September for the 233 mile ride, which started at Charlie’s TaxAssist Accountants Bedford shop and ended there three days later. Joining the cycling seven were additional riders including Bedford team member, Dave Watson, and Tom Borrett from JDRF.

The magnificent seven covered the 87 miles from Bedford to Swaffham via King’s Lynn on the Thursday, followed by the 81 miles to Bury St Edmunds via Norwich on 13th September, while the final day saw them cover the 65-mile home run back to Bedford. Over the three days Team de TaxAssist also used TaxAssist’s growing network of shops as pitstops by visiting those in Bedford, Norwich, Cambridge, Attleborough, King’s Lynn and Bury St Edmunds.

Charlie, who came up with the idea of the Tour de TaxAssist, said: “As a keen cyclist and having Type 1 diabetes for 40 years, I recognised the great business networking opportunity provided by cycling. Tour de TaxAssist, therefore, provided the perfect chance for me to combine my passion for cycling and raising money for JDRF.”

The charity is very close to the hearts of TaxAssist Bedford, and the funds raised from Tour de TaxAssist will go towards helping find a cure so that children don’t face a lifetime of painful insulin injections five times a day and more.

If you would like more information about Tour De TaxAssist or to make a donation, please click here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tour-de-taxassist

September 2019

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