29 June 2016
Gary Livingstone and his cycling friends on a mission to fund raise for a new cancer centre
Gary Livingstone is a local Hampshire businessman who runs three companies in the South and South West, MiniTec (modular aluminium profile systems), LG Motion(motion control solutions) and Precision Acoustics (ultrasound testing equipment).
Together with a small group of friends and associates he is training hard right now before taking part in one of the most gruelling and arduous physical challenges to raise money for an important new local cancer centre.
A much-needed cancer treatment centre is to be built by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in north Hampshire, integrating conventional and supportive cancer care for local people. Everything will be provided under one roof in an uplifting environment that will enhance the care and support that is given.
Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising £5 million towards the cancer treatment centre. JOGLE16 is on a mission to raise at least £20,000 towards the fund by cycling between John O’Groats and Lands End between July 2nd and 12th.
Doubtless inspired by the Tours de France and Yorkshire teams the main difference between the JOGLE16 team is that they are not professional sportsmen, just a small group of middle aged men in lycra who have got together to achieve something that will make a really big difference to people needing cancer treatment.
The main team cycling the route of more than 1,000 miles started out as a Bucket List challenge for a small group of local Hampshire based friends, Gary Livingstone,Craig Killick and Rob Jones. Once the group decided that they would try and cycle the route they thought they might as well try and do it for a good cause and decided very quickly to raise money for the Ark Centre Charity. Team member Craig remarks that “cancer touches so many families and all of us taking part in JOGLE16 want to do something to help make this much needed centre a reality”.
The team of three will be joined by Rob Jones’s brother Bernie who has made a remarkable recovery from bacterial meningitis only a few months ago and Graeme Bone who took part last year in the Basingstoke half marathon also to raise money for this cause.
A key landmark in the challenge will be Friday July 8th when the five riders ride into Basingstoke where later that evening a special party will beheld at the Tea Bar in London Street, In Basingstoke the team of five will be joined by seven more friends and colleagues for the final three day push down to Land’s End.
Full details about this fabulous event can be found on www.jogle16.co.uk and the team would be so grateful for any support that can be given to this most worthy of causes so let us all see if we can make a massive contribution to the new Cancer Centre.
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