On Thursday 18th May, the team at Haberman Ilett took part in two cycling challenges, raising money for the Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children (IHCC).

The Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children is a charity dedicated to improving the hearing outcomes of children in developing countries, selected by the staff at Haberman Ilett earlier this year, having met its founders and seen the remarkable work it is doing out of its clinic in Uganda.

The first challenge saw several members of the Haberman Ilett team take on a virtual stage of the Tour de France in 15 minute slots, whilst the second challenge saw Frank Ilett and Graham Nunns cycle a grueling 6 hours and 3 hours respectively on a watt bike.

With the route decided and the equipment in place, Frank Ilett and Victoria Smart set off at 8.15am, the early arrivers at the office on the sidelines cheering them on.  As Frank came to the end of his first 3 hour session, Nathan Choudhury took to the virtual Tour, making sure the peddles kept spinning as lunch approached.  Graham Nunns then set off on the watt bike, accompanied by Jonathan Davies on the virtual Tour, powering their way into the afternoon session.  Finally, putting the pain aside, Frank returned to complete the second of his three hour sessions on the watt bike, and as the finish came into sight, the donations passed the £1,000 mark.  It was a proud moment on the bikes and an even prouder moment off them.

The day ended with the Haberman Ilett Office Olympics, a competition that saw the best and brightest at Haberman Ilett go up against each other, this time with a ‘School Sports Day’ theme.  However, for all the memorable moments from the day’s events, it was the children in Uganda at IHCC’s clinic that stole the show with a heartwarming message of thanks.

Thank you to all who donated to this extremely worthy cause.  The total donations now stand at an incredible £1,807 and, thanks to your generosity, we will be able to make a real difference.

Keep your eyes peeled for further events throughout the year in aid of the Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children (IHCC) and if you would like any further details, be it the cycling challenge success story or the charity that all of this is in aid of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.