Rix Oakleys Mercia
Our chosen charity
Rix Oakleys Mercia, are proud to be participating in a charity bike ride in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund on Sunday 25th July 2021.
Lingen Davies was founded to make a positive impact on the lives of those who are affected by cancer in the local area. All the hard work of the charity allows them to raise funds for equipment to support cancer treatment, encourage patients to seek medical advice earlier and provide invaluable support to patients to ensure they can live their lives to the fullest during and after treatment.
By participating in the charity bike ride and raising money through sponsorships, we believe we can help this great charity support many people in the local area fight cancer.
How you can help
Lingen Davies relies on charitable donations to be able to offer the help and support to cancer patients. If you'd like sponsor our bike ride, please follow the link below.
About Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
"Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is the only charity committed to supporting active cancer treatment for people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales. The charity was founded in 1979 when Bernard Lingen and Frank Davies aimed to raise £1.25 million to bring cancer services to Shrewsbury, for the very first time. Before this, people living in our region would have had to travel much further to Wolverhampton or Birmingham for their treatment.
Since the charity began, we estimate that we have contributed £20 million to improve local cancer services and 80,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
We are now raising money to fund a new CT scanner and the build of 3 new clinic rooms; both projects will reduce delays, improve the accuracy of treatment, enhance the care that oncology staff are able to offer and provide the most up-to-date procedures.
COVID-19 meant that nearly all of our planned fundraising events in 2020 had to be postponed or cancelled, resulting in a significant drop in fundraising - about 37% compared to the year before. A further lockdown at the beginning of 2021 has had a further impact on our plans and avenues to fundraise. Any support we receive from our community is hugely appreciated - now more than ever. Unfortunately, cancer doesn't wait...not even for a pandemic, and so we need to ensure we continue to support our community; making sure they have access to the best possible care."
News and Events
Keep an eye out for updates, fundraising activities and training progress as we prepare for the cycle ride.