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Brisant Secure confirms headline sponsorship of ‘From Russia With Hope’

GM Fundraising is delighted to announce that the headline sponsor of ‘From Russia With Hope’ - our next epic cycling challenge that will take place in June 2019 – will be Brisant Secure.

“As one of our industry’s most high-profile brands, we are absolutely thrilled that Brisant Secure has agreed to be the headline sponsor of ‘From Russia With Hope’,” says Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising. “Brisant Secure takes security to a new level with its full range of top performance, premium quality security hardware, including the innovative Ultion lock and Lock Lock handle solutions. Being associated with and supported by such a fabulous brand is key to the success of all our fundraising events, but in particular the cycling challenges. There is a lot of work and cost involved in organising these events and I know that Nick, Steve and the team will be a great help in us reaching our goals for the event. The team always covers their personal costs but having the commitment of Brisant as headline sponsor means that every penny raised in support of this challenge will go directly to the children and families at Hope House Children’s Hospices, our nominated charity.”

Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure explains why the company has committed to supporting From Russia With Hope: “We are proud to support GM Fundraising on their ‘From Russia With Hope’ cycling challenge, which promises to be one of their toughest ever events. GM Fundraising continues to be the industry’s charity of choice and has done an incredible job over the years to support those less who are much less fortunate than ourselves at Hope House Children’s Hospices. We’re looking forward to promoting this event together and helping the team achieve their fundraising targets.”

Gary concludes: “Brisant Secure has already shown incredible support to GM Fundraising this year by donating £5,000 to mark the success of their 5,000-hour salt water testing on Lock Lock, and we are delighted that they are supporting the ride. From Russia With Hope will be the 7th major GM Fundraising Cycling Challenge. The challenge is to cycle from Russia back to Hope House in Oswestry, covering ten countries, a day of cycling in the arctic circle, with many additional challenges along the way,. The full details and team will be announced at the ride launch in September of this year.”

For more information on Brisant Secure visit: http://www.brisant-secure.com/
For more information on GM Fundraising visit: http://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/

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The Ride Starts here; the training has begun; to follow the progress of the team during their 12 month training visit http://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/border2border like us on Facebook look out for the hashtags #GMFB2B on twitter for regular updates. Most importantly the fundraising starts now and each of the team has their own dedicated Just Giving page as well as a general team one: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GMFB2B

The Ride Story

After almost two decades of general fundraising, GM Fundraising commenced their charity cycle rides in 2005 with the Top2Bottom John O’Groats to Land’s End ride. The 974 mile ride cycled over 13 days by 10 riders raised over £51,000. Since this inaugural event, further international fundraising rides have taken place culminating in the high profile Hope 66 ride in 2013. The 2,666 ride along Route 66 was tough but in 2016 with the Border2Border distance, climbing and heat challenges, the team will face their biggest challenge yet both physically and mentally.

Where does the money go?

The beneficiaries are Hope House Children’s Hospices who GMF has supported for the last 15 years raising over £1.2 million in the process. Based in Oswestry and Conwy Bay, Hope House provides palliative care and support to life limited children offering a range of services including respite and end of life care at the hospices or at home, and the organisation supports counselling, advocacy and the promotion of children’s, young people’s and carer’s rights.

Children, young people and family members are welcomed into a friendly, homely environment with the child or young person at the centre. Support offered includes physical, psychological, and spiritual care from a team including experienced doctors, nurses and other care professionals. This support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

GM Fundraising was set up in 1995 by Gary Morton a well-known industry figurehead. The charity is now widely regarded as the charity of choice for the glazing industry and is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.

To date the charity has raised over £1,106,000 for various children’s hospices, with £1,004,000 going directly to Hope House Children’s Hospices over the last 11 years. An amazing £411,000 of this has come from the epic cycling rides that have taken the team across the UK, Europe and USA. Other fund raising events include golf days and gala dinners.

In 2013 the team cycled 2,616 miles across the iconic Route 66 in the USA, branded as ‘Hope 66’ in just 14 days. The route from Chicago to Santa Monica took riders across the desert in Arizona and over the Rocky Mountains.

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