A Huge Thank You!

21st June 2022

On Behalf of our Managing Director Martin Nettleton, we would like to say a huge thank you on the support shown for himself and his pilot and tandem buddy Dr Andrew Oates as they completed the Ride London 100-mile charity challenge in an impressive 6 hours, 2 minutes and 59 seconds. A Huge Thank You!

The ride - from the Embankment, out towards Chelmsford in Essex and back to a grandstand finish on Tower Bridge - was all in aid of Retina UK. This is the sight loss charity which helps to fund research into treatments for eye conditions including macular degeneration and the inherited disorder Retinitis Pigmentosa that affects both Martin and his brother Simon.

With the generous support of family, friends, customers and suppliers, Martin has already raised nearly £3000 in sponsorship, but he says there is still time to make a donation because the Just Giving page for the Ride at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/martin-nettleton won’t close until the end of June.

Martin explains: "Retinitis Pigmentosa is rare, but macular degeneration is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK and affects nearly 1.5m people. I know there will be people whose family have been impacted, and any support they can give will be very gratefully received."

He adds: "Having originally signed up to Ride London in 2020 when Retina UK was Euroglaze’ charity partner for our 40th anniversary, we obviously missed out on the event when it was cancelled due to Covid. We didn’t want to miss out on the fundraising opportunity this time around – despite the fact that we were two years older and two stone heavier! The support from the crowd undoubtedly carried us round - even the odd shout of ‘Goodie Goodie Yum Yum’ as we passed by on the tandem."

Donations can be made at at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/martin-nettleton