Wheely good support for Doncaster hospice appeal

Pictured left is Ian Jerams, organiser of the fund raising cycling event, together with Stacey Austin, Managing Director of Boxes and Packaging.
Pictured left is Ian Jerams, organiser of the fund raising cycling event, together with Stacey Austin, Managing Director of Boxes and Packaging.

A Doncaster business is supporting a hospice charity event to give it a ‘wheely’ good start.

Boxes and Packaging, a company which offers standard and bespoke boxes and other packaging solutions, based on Shaw Lane Industrial Estate at Wheatley, has come to the hospice’s rescue, by funding timing chips for cyclists taking part in the forthcoming Doncaster St John’s Hospice Development Appeal Sportive.

Stacey Austin, Managing Director of the company said: “When we heard about how the event needed financial support to fund timing chips for cyclists we were only too happy to make a donation to cover this. I love cycling and I’m so pleased the company are supporting the hospice appeal – the hospice is such a vital service for Doncaster people.”

The Doncaster St John’s Hospice Development Appeal Sportive has been organised by keen cyclist Ian Jerams and will be staged on Sunday, July 13. Part of the Get Doncaster Cycling programme of events for 2014, the event is aimed at keen and leisure cyclists looking for a challenge. There’s a choice of routes – 65 miles (100 km) or 100 miles (160 km) and both will start at St Catherine’s House in Woodfield Park, Balby, Doncaster.

Organiser Ian said: “I want to thank Boxes and Packaging for their £600 donation. By investing in timing chips it will attract more cyclists to the event, and raise even more money for the hospice appeal.”

The hospice appeal is aiming to raise £500,000 towards a £1.8 million transformation of the hospice on Weston Road which includes renovation and an extension.

Anyone wanting to enter the cycling event, sponsor a rider or make a donation should visit: www.stjohnssportive.co.uk