AON Member Anton Gunter of Global Freight Services Saddles Up for Cancer Charity
Anton Gunter, managing director of Global Freight Services Ltd, will undertake the 100 mile cycle challenge on August 4, aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for breast cancer research by taking part in The Prudential Ride London cycling event.
It will involve him cycling around London and surrounding areas on a closed road circuit.
By taking part in the event, which is now in its seventh year, Anton will be raising money for the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity Breast Cancer Now.
He said: “When I was 11 I recall sitting down with my two sisters and being told by my mum that she had breast cancer.
“My world fell apart thinking the worst could happen but after a double mastectomy and a pretty painful recovery mum went on to beat the cancer and now, 35 years on, she continues to lead a full and happy life.
“My mum is one of the fortunate ones but I know others have not been so lucky and this is why I will be getting on my bike this August to raise money to support further research into the disease.
“It’s the charity’s ambition that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live but of course this relies on funding for impactful research.”
Anton, who has completed several other charity challenges in the past including the London Marathon, has already started training for the mammoth bike ride.
He added: “I’ve dusted off my bike and I’m already putting in a few miles here and there so I’ll hopefully be up to speed by the time August rolls around. It should be good fun and will certainly be a challenge.”
If Anton completes the bike ride successfully, he will be two thirds of the way towards qualifying for a London Classics medal – an award given to those who successfully complete the London Marathon, The Prudential RideLondon and The Swim Serpentine.
It’s hoped he will complete the final stage of the challenge next year when he undertakes the two-mile swim at Serpentine Lido in London’s Hyde Park.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Anton can visit his Virgin Money Giving page at https://bit.ly/2OTqWjZ.
About Global Freight Services
Global Freight, of Halesfield, Telford, is an international freight forwarder which won the 2010 Shropshire Small Business of the Year award. It was began life in 1996 and is now an established expert in the movement of goods worldwide. The business has grown its turnover consistently, year-on-year.
The company prides itself on making global shipping as straightforward and predictable as possible for its clients. Alongside its movement of regular cargo, Global Freight has created a reputation for the smooth and safe shipment of delicate (and sometimes extremely heavy!) artwork. The company also works with businesses looking to move freight globally for the first time, to de-mystify the process for them.
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