Published On: Tue, Dec 18th, 2018

Oakland Glass Supports GM Fundraising’s Final Ride

Oakland Glass is proud to announce that it will once again be supporting GM Fundraising’s efforts, this time by sending representative Glyn Moorhouse on the charity’s final cycling challenge, ‘From Russia with Hope’.

“I was involved in GM Fundraising’s first all-female challenge, Paddle2Pedal, last year,” explains Tina Moorhouse, Managing Director of Oakland Glass Ltd “and although it was certainly challenging, the sense of achievement for completing the 7-day canoe, abseil and bike adventure, and collectively raising over £100,000 for the charity, made it more than worthwhile. Glyn was on the support team last year and straight away vowed that he would be part of the next challenge. We didn’t know at the time that it would be such an important ride, as GM Fundraising’s final cycle challenge.” 

“I’m thrilled to be part of the GMF cycle team this year, supporting such a worthwhile cause,” says Glyn. “Tina and the rest of the ladies set the bar high last year, so I’ll be doing my best to raise as much money as possible with the team this year. If people want to support me, they can donate at 

“I’m excited about the challenge. It’s my first time on this well-established team of riders but I trained with Tina last year and am determined to make sure I train hard and am at peak fitness by the time we set off in June.”

Taking place in June 2019, ‘From Russia With Hope’ will see team of 18 riders cycle through 10 countries in 12 days, ending up at Hope House Children’s Hospice, the very people they are fundraising for. The total tally is 2,730 miles – in excess of 280 miles per day – with 34,000 ft of climbing. As always, every penny raised will go to Hope House to support their care of life-limited children and their families.