Mike’s 240 Miles across Italy’s Coast and 900 Raffle Tickets Sold for Evie

A huge thanks to the legendary Mike Sketch (my previous boss at Yorkshire Building Society) who has cycled 4 days across Italy from coast to coast – consisting of 240 miles, with 19,000 ft of ascent.

He had an epic journey – here are a few of the highlights and some pics above from his ride…

  • Two encounters with Mark Cavindish
  • A 10 mile climb taking 80 minutes without stopping
  • Cycling through the Chianti with unbelievable views
  • Plenty of carb loading on pizza and pasta

Mike has campaigned hard for Evie and raised nearly £2500 (with gift aid on the way) which is a phenomenal amount so thanks very much, Rachel, Evie and I are very grateful.

In the same week, Yorkshire Building Society held a raffle with some fantastic prizes (see pic) led by the great place to work team:

Lloyd Latibeaudiere, Janis Hambling, Michelle Robb, Sharon Nodder, Heather Rawson, Sarah-Jane Bullock, James Underwood, Aaron Keir, Stewart Fountain, Claire Hillier, Benjamin Reed, Chris Wright, Krishna Mistry and Monica Skubiak.

Just to say a monumental thank you for all the support for Evie’s appeal – raising over £1,700 which is amaaaazing!!!!

The lengths I know people here have gone to, to get the OK for this initiative to happen, to rally support, get prizes (see below), administer the whole raffle, sell tickets, and take part in all the meetings and discussions on it.

Truly, feel you have all have hearts of gold for getting involved and really making a difference to my daughter’s life. It gives us one less thing to worry about knowing we have the funds to continue to develop Evie and the support behind us to keep going.

We will always remember the help YBS have all given, so just to say


Thank You very much



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