Norton Way Corporate Vehicle Quality Controller, Adrian
Gower, has now been fundraising for the British Heart Foundation for over 45
years. Sadly, Adrian’s mother suffered from a major heart attack over 40 years ago, but remarkably survived thanks to the superb care she received. Ever since this tragic event Adrian has completed a challenge every
year to raise money for the charity, including swims, head shaves, cycling and
bowling marathons – just to name a few.
The money Adrian's raised has been used to pay for the machinery needed to help beat Coronary heart disease
and has led to saving thousands of lives.
This year, Adrian is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The event takes place on Sunday 29th July and follows a 100-mile route starting from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishing on The Mall in central London. The course was made famous from the London 2012 Olympics and features numerous leg-testing climbs across Surrey’s stunning countryside. Adrian will be joining 80,000 other riders who will be fundraising for chosen charities on the day. The event began back in 2013 as part of creating a legacy for the 2012 Olympic Games, the annual cycling festival provides a fantastic platform for TFL to encourage people to cycle more safely, more often.
Adrian’s chosen charity, The British Heart Foundation, was founded back in 1961 by a group of medical professionals, who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease. Today, Coronary heart disease is the UK’s singe biggest killer and the Charity continues to fight through pioneering heart research, vital prevention and survival activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.
You can help Adrian continued support for the Charity by sponsoring him in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. You can sponsor by visiting Adrian’s JustGiving Page or talking to him direct at our Corporate department.