Morebus drivers gear up for mammoth cycling challenge in aid of charity

4 weeks ago Tue 24th Aug 2021

a photograph of martin and kris on their bikes in front of a bus

Morebus drivers Martin Broomfield and Kris Hillman are gearing up for a mammoth cycling challenge on October 2nd - a gruelling ride from Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London, to the Vitality Stadium, home of Bournemouth AFC.

The pair are taking on the feat in aid of mental health charity, Dorset Mind - a cause that is very much close to heart.

“This charity is very special to us because we lost a very good friend and colleague of ours, Rob Douglas, earlier this year - and we want to do all we can in his memory to help others who are suffering,” said Martin.

“Rob was a lifelong Arsenal supporter - hence our choice of route. It’s a total of 115 miles, and is the furthest either of us has ridden - but it will be worth the effort if we can raise enough money to help this worthwhile local charity.”

Dorset Mind educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality, and encourages recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience. Its one-to-one and group support includes counselling, mentoring, support groups, active monitoring and a befriending service. These help people regain social skills and develop confidence. The charity also delivers educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces - and provides volunteer opportunities across all areas of the organisation. 

“We all feel Rob’s loss terribly, and we wanted to do something positive in his memory,” added Kris. “All money raised will be used by Dorset Mind to help those who so desperately need the wonderful support the charity provides to people living in our community.”

For more information, and to donate, please visit justgiving.com/fundraising/krishmartinb?utm_source=sms