Monday June 18 2018

Global OEM take on huge cycling challenge to help ill children

Global OEM, HTL Group, is cycling 140 miles in only two days on 1 July this year to support local children and teenagers battling cancer.

Global OEM take on huge cycling challenge to help ill children

HTL Group, a controlled bolting manufacturer, is taking part in aid of its nominated charity, Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness. 

The charity’s mission is to achieve Jessica’s dream of building a respite lodge for families and children who are battling cancer. The lodge project, which is almost complete, will provide families with a place to stay while undergoing cancer treatment at the RVI Hospital in Newcastle, as well as offer them a chance to make treasured memories away from home.

Each cyclist has a sponsorship target of £100, however, the company’s previous cycling challenges have exceeded all expectations and every year the sponsorship target has been beaten. The group’s cycling challenges alone have raised over £11,000 for the charity so far.

Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness was set up by Jessica Robson’s family after she sadly lost her battle to a rare form of cancer at the age of 18. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS) is a very rare, slow-growing tumour of an unknown origin, which arises primarily in children and young adults.

Julie, Trevor and Nicole Robson, of the Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness charity, commented:

“Jessica has left such a legacy through all of her hard work to fight this horrible disease. Her inspiration is continued every day through everyone that knew her. HTL Group unfortunately didn't get the pleasure to meet Jess but her inspiration has driven this lovely team of people to take on another challenge in her memory."

“For the last four years, these guys have come together to raise funds and awareness for Jessica’s charity and Jess’s dream would not be possible if we didn’t receive the support from businesses like HTL Group and the wider community. Jess’s dream will always be our focus and we can’t wait to reach our target to start building the lodges on our land in Henshaw.”

The two-day challenge will see participants cover 140 miles, starting at Edinburgh Castle and finishing at HTL Group’s Headquarters in Cramlington — with a well-earned celebration between family and friends.


To sponsor the team and donate to Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness, simply visit the Virgin fundraising page.


Joined by family and friends from the charity, HTL Group — a supplier of hydraulic torque wrenches — takes on a cycling challenge each year, along with other fundraising activities, to raise money for the local charity. 

"For the last four years, these guys have come together to raise funds and awareness for Jessicas charity and Jesss dream would not be possible if we didnt receive the support from businesses."
Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness charity

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