Hamelin Brands

Ride of Life

Fundraising for The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
raised of £7,500 target
by 106 supporters
Multiple Events through 2024, 15 November 2024
In memory of Eddie Sampson
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

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We make the discoveries that defeat cancer to improve the lives of patients everywhere


For the last 10 years we have raised money for the Institute of Cancer Research as part of our industry efforts that culminate each year at The Climb Of Life.

Thanks to you and our suppliers Hamelin has become a serious contributor and we have set our sights on a another big year of fundraising for this great cause in memory of our friend and colleague Eddie Sampson.

We are holding activities throughout the year starting with the first major event seeing Philip retaking 'his' World Record from Shane for the quickest London Marathon dressed as a book.

Next up is the return of the Ride of Life, where Philip (and his son Charlie) will join industry colleagues in a 100km cycle across the Cotswolds, in November Philip will be returning the lake district to to climb up one of its major peaks. At our offices in Red Lodge we are holding multiple fund raising events, albeit less strenuous including an Easter Egg hunt and Bake Offs. Thank you to everyone who is supporting our efforts.

We have set a target of £7,500 which will go to the great charity that is the Institute of Cancer Research. We would appreciate anything you are able to give to help us reach our summit!

How your support helps

Here’s how your donation could help the ICR take the fight to cancer:

£1,000 could buy a magnifying lens for a cutting-edge microscope, absolutely essential for cancer cure research in the lab.

£500 could pay for a small liquid nitrogen tank to preserve cells at the right temperature, making sure that important findings aren’t lost.

£350 could fund a student’s tuition fees for a month as they help explore new breakthroughs in cancer research.

£250 could pay for a special fridge to store samples and materials for the hundreds of experiments needed to research cancer.

£150 could buy a vortex machine to mix liquids in the lab to the standard required for experiments to be effective.

£125 could buy antibodies, used to identify proteins on cancer cells, an essential part of the research.

£50 could pay for special cell culture liquid to grow cancer cells in the lab for testing.

Even £10 could help by paying for 40 microscope slides, used for analysing cells during the research.

Please donate whatever you can afford – any donation takes us one step closer to finding a cure.

About the charity

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

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Our mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. Our vision is that people can live their lives free of cancer as a life-threatening disease. We work on all cancer types incl. children's cancers, pancreatic, brain and lung cancer. Please support our work and help us defeat cancer.

Donation summary

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+ £1,018.89 Gift Aid
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