Mike and Gwil raise thousands in cycle challenge!

Mike and Gwil raise thousands in cycle challenge!

Burnley FC in the Community colleagues Mike Colquhoun and Gwil Jones have raised £3,291.25 from their recent cycle challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society and BFCitC.

Setting off from Turf Moor, Mike and Gwil’s journey took them through the North of England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland before arriving at The Oval, home of Glentoran FC over the course of three days in May.

Mike and Gwil were later joined by staff and supporters from Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland and Glentoran FC, having cycled nearly 300-miles.

Burnley FC in the Community linked up with Glentoran FC and their Community arm, where Clarets’ legend Jimmy McIlroy who lived with dementia and sadly passed away in 2018, started his career with the Belfast club.

BFCitC’s Head of Community Welfare and Inclusion Mike Colquhoun said: “We were delighted to raise a large amount for the two organisations including our own provision. The fundraising will allow us to expand our offer, ensuring we are reaching as many people as possible who are living with dementia and memory loss who live in the local area. The Cycle was a real physical challenge and we pushed through the pain barrier at times! We would like to thank everyone who donated and helped us achieve this fantastic amount”.

BFCitC’s own dementia and memory loss support group, No Nay Never Forget, takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 1pm, located at Burnley Cricket Club, with advice, support and guidance provided by the Alzheimer’s Society.

We would like to thank everyone who kindly donated to Mike and Gwil’s cycle challenge, it is much appreciated.