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Gear Up for Giving! TNP team Cycle for Alzheimer's Research UK and Children's Burns Foundation

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Two intrepid employees of TNP are getting ready to pull on their lycra for the TNP North-West Tour 2024 and hopefully raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Team TNP will be led by Jonathan Smith and Ben Ashworth who will attempt to cycle a mammoth 150 miles in just 12 hours on Friday, 24 May 2024.  Their epic journey is based around some of TNP’s biggest North-West customers.

Jonathan and Ben will start at around 6am on the Wirral and will head through customer locations in Warrington, Trafford, Manchester, Blackburn and Blackpool before finally ending their marathon challenge at our Headquarters on Caton Road – hopefully at around 6pm!

Colleagues will join them for sections of the route along the way.

All the money raised by Team TNP will be split between two incredible causes - Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Children’s Burns Foundation. Alzheimer’s UK is a charity dedicated to finding a cure for dementia and has been chosen in memory of Ben’s grandfather Alan Ashworth. The Children’s Burns Foundation is an organisation empowering young burn survivors, of which Jonathan is a trustee.

Jonathan, who is TNP’s Operations Manager, said: “I love being out on my bike but even by my standards this is a huge challenge!  The route from Manchester to Blackburn, in particular, is very hilly and will push us to our limits.

“However, the fact that we are raising money for two such worthy charities should spur us on to the end.  Alzheimer’s Research UK is doing amazing work to revolutionise the way dementia is treated, diagnosed and prevented and the Children’s Burns Foundation is a cause which is incredibly close to my heart after the support they gave to my own family.”

We hope people will join us on this amazing journey by donating whatever they can.  Every contribution will make a massive difference. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Donations can be made using this link Tour of TNP - GiveWheel

Jonathan has also written and self-published his own children’s book called “Kiki Counts the Fish” to support the Children’s Burns Foundation.  Each child who has suffered burns and is admitted to the Specialist Burns Unit at Manchester Children’s Hospital receives a copy, but they are now also available in return for a donation to the charity.  People can get them here