Charity Cycle, October 2023 – In a world filled with bustling cities, digital screens, and the constant rush of life, it’s easy to forget the power of human compassion and the profound impact one individual can have on the lives of others. But today, we bring you a heartwarming story of dedication, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of making a difference.
Joe McGuigan, the Director of Aspray Glasgow North and South, is gearing up for an extraordinary charitable journey that will not only test his physical limits but also touch the lives of countless individuals. This remarkable venture will take him from the mesmerizing landscapes of Vietnam to the captivating scenery of Cambodia, all in the name of charity. Joe is dedicating this epic 8-day charity cycle to support Marie Curie, a charity devoted to providing care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families.
A Personal Journey
Joe McGuigan’s journey towards this life-altering charity cycle was influenced by a deeply personal experience – the loss of a loved one due to cancer. He understands the pain, fear, and uncertainty that accompany a cancer diagnosis, not only for the patients but for their families as well. With a heart full of compassion and a burning desire to make a difference, Joe decided to take action.
“Marie Curie is a lifeline for those in need, offering compassionate care when it’s needed most,” says Joe McGuigan. “I’m taking on this challenge not only to honour the memory of my dear sister but also to make a difference in the lives of those currently facing similar battles. Every pedal stroke I take will be for a greater cause.”
Joining Joe on this incredible journey is his close friend and fellow cycling enthusiast, Shaun McGrandles. Together, they are ready to conquer the challenging terrain, face unforeseen obstacles, and raise awareness for the invaluable work that Marie Curie does.
Charity Cycle: Backing Joe all the way
Aspray is fully behind Joe’s commitment to this charitable endeavour, and we share his passion for making a positive impact on the lives of people dealing with terminal illnesses. We’re excited to be a part of this journey and encourage our employees, clients, and partners to contribute to this noble cause.
To make this charity cycle a resounding success, Joe is seeking sponsorship and donations from individuals, businesses, and organisations who are equally passionate about supporting Marie Curie’s mission. Every contribution, regardless of its size, will bring us one step closer to providing essential care and support to those in need.
You can contribute to Joe and Shaun’s mission by visiting their official fundraising page here.
Joe McGuigan’s dedication to raising funds for Marie Curie showcases his unwavering commitment to helping others. It’s an inspiring reminder that we all have the power to make a positive impact on the world around us, no matter the obstacles we face.
For more information about this incredible journey, to sponsor Joe McGuigan, or to make a donation, please visit here.
Aspray invites you to join us in supporting Joe as he embarks on this incredible journey. Let’s shine a light on the outstanding work of Marie Curie and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Together, we can pedal towards a brighter and more compassionate future.
Marie Curie provide vital support to our loved ones and their families while living with a terminal illness through to end of life and beyond.
Raising money for this great cause can help in many ways for example:
£180.00 pays for someone living with a terminal illness to attend day therapy at their local hospice.
£400.00 pays for someone to stay in a Marie Curie hospice for 24 hours, so that they can receive the hands on care they need in their final days.
£1,250.90 pays for a portable oxygen system that will relieve distressing symptoms so a person doesn’t have to be confined to a bed, maintains an element of independence.