Posted on 12th November 2015
A million miles away from the business world of Pensions, Auto Enrolment and Protection, one of our Senior Independent Financial Advisers Sarah Grinnell battled scorching sunshine, potentially deadly insects and a whole lot of chafing (!) as she cycled a whopping 350km as part of Women v Cancer Cycle Africa.
Starting in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Sarah negotiated tough Tanzanian terrain before finishing at the Ngorongoro Crater. She raised an astounding £4,845, massively exceeding her target. The money will go directly to three key cancer charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
Women V Cancer Cycle Africa is a series of women-only cycle challenges which raises vital funds to fight breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. Organised and managed by Action for Charity, it conducts a vast number of fundraising challenges throughout the year.
Sarah says: “Women V Cancer was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, yet also the most rewarding. It was amazing to raise so much money for a cause I am personally very connected to. The effort from the entire team of cyclists was phenomenal and I am extremely proud of every woman who took part and have made friends for life. If anyone is ever thinking about embarking upon a Women V Cancer challenge I would say absolutely do it!”
IEP Financial are proud to have supported Sarah on this challenge and offer our warmest congratulations on such an amazing achievement. You can still donate to Sarah’s cause – just visit https://www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Hand
To find out more about Women V Cancer or Action for Charity please visit http://www.actionforcharity.co.uk/
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