We were delighted when the team from the Paul Lavelle Foundation came to visit us last week to present us with a donation from their latest epic challenge.

After the devastating loss of Paul Lavelle in a domestic abuse incident in 2017, friends and family of Paul came together to create The Paul Lavelle Foundation. The Charity was created to raise awareness of male domestic abuse, support male victims and survivors and provide healthy relationship education as a preventative measure.

They have recently completed the Wirral to Le Somme Cycle challenge to raise money for their Foundation, as well as Standing Tall, Alder Hey and Claire House Children’s Hospice, whilst raising awareness of male domestic abuse along the journey. All proceeds are going towards their foundation service team helping abused males and their families.

On June 8th, 50 members of The Paul Lavelle Foundation and their friends, cycled over 4 days to the Battlefields of The Somme in France. This epic journey saw them cycle over 320 miles, choosing the Somme as a place to pay their respects to the fallen, from a war that has touched many people.

Many of the cyclists were close friends of Paul, and are now experienced riders, something that is down to the loss of Paul and the formation of the foundation. This was the first challenge for many of the cyclists, and a lifetime experience of making memories and smiles in Paul’s name.

We are extremely honoured to have been chosen as one of their charities, and extremely grateful to them for their generous donation. They raised over £20,000 in total which is quite simply amazing!

Well done to all those that took part, and we look forward to working with you guys in the future!

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