A Chorleywood man’s efforts in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride have seen more than £1,500 be raised for a cancer charity.
Chris Millington took part in the famous cycle race for the second year running, fundraising for the Head & Neck Cancer Foundation (HNCF), an organisation that works to limit the physical impact of surgeries in the head and neck regions when cancer is discovered through pioneering minimally invasive procedures.
This year, Chris’ fundraising efforts were matched by communications manufacturer, emporia UK and Ireland, of which Chris is a managing director. This brought the total amount of money he raised up to a fantastic £1,507.5, which will go directly to the HNCF.
Speaking about why he chose HNCF as his funding choice, Chris said: “Cancer touches all of us and it is estimated that 50% of us will experience some form of cancer during our lifetime.
“The reason I support the HNCF is because I am passionate about communication – and if not identified and treated, this type of cancer can have devastating impacts on how we communicate.
“All of our senses are delivered, or controlled through the head and neck area, and the lasting impact from surgery can cause devastating losses of these critical functions.”
CEO of the HNCF, Michelle Vickers, said: “Chris has raised the most for us this year as an individual supporter via his participation in the London to Brighton ride.
“I am so grateful for his continued support. Our work saves lives and helps patients to retain core functions such as speech, sight, hearing, eating and movement.”