Staff help Chief Executive to get on his bike during #BikeWeekUK for Charity

Mendip District Council's charity of the year partnership, is set for a fundraising boost, as the council Chief Executive takes on 100 mile cycle ride to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

Staff at Mendip District Council have been using #BikeWeekUK to get behind their boss, as he plans to take part in the Prudential Ride London to Surrey 100 mile challenge later this year.

Stuart Brown is teaming up with his son Ben Brown for the ride and the pair plan to complete the challenge for a third time on Sunday 4th August.  Stuart Brown on his bike

Earlier this week, Stuart Brown visited CLIC House, one of the 'Home from Home' facilities that CLIC Sargent run in Bristol, the event was a chance for the charity to thank fundraisers working with them, but also offered an opportunity for people to learn more about the work that CLIC Sargent does.

Stuart Brown, Chief Executive of Mendip District Council, said: "This is the third time that we will have cycled the 100 mile route from London to Surrey and I am delighted to be able to support the staff in their fundraising efforts for CLIC Sargent.

"Having visited CLIC House this week and seen for myself the work the charity does, I have been spurred on to cycle a little harder and raise as much money for them as we can.

"The team at CLIC House were truly inspiring, going above and beyond to support the families that stay with them whilst their children are receiving cancer treatment and if I can get on my bike and enjoy a cycle ride through some fantastic scenery with my son to raise money, then I am only too happy to help."

Anyone who would like to support Stuart and Ben as they prepare for their challenge, can donate via their fundraising page;

Support Stuart Brown and CLIC Sargent

Each December, Mendip District Council staff pick a charity to support the following year and during the 12 months the team of staff at the council offices in Shepton Mallet, get busy raising as much money as possible.

CLIC Sargent were one of the charities put forward by a couple of members of staff and so far this year, dress down day, cake sales and sweepstakes have taken place to help build the total, further events are being planned for the rest of the year.

To find out more about the work of CLIC Sargent and to find out how Stuart gets on with his challenge, follow Mendip on Twitter @MendipCouncil and watch for updates.