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Here at Churchill, we want to say a massive well done to our very own Luke and Andy for completing the coast to coast cycling challenge in aid of Children with Cancer UK.


Luke and Andy completed the coast to coast cycling challenge in aid of Children with Cancer UK.

Never letting a little thing like diverse terrain, wind, rain and a general lack of fitness get in the way, the lads pushed through this difficult physical challenge to reach the finish line and raise a whole lot of money for an amazing charity. In addition to the cycling challenge Luke boosted the donations by shaving off his flowing locks ahead of the event.


The Challenge

Inspired by Andy’s charity bike ride back in 2020, this dynamic duo set their stalls out for a more ambitious and demanding cycling challenge: riding coast to coast, from Bowness to Newcastle.. With the chosen route spanning over 100 miles, the coast-to-coast challenge would be no easy feat for these two amateur cyclists. Setting off on a cold and windy Bowness morning Luke and Andy were cautiously optimistic:

Covid is bringing everyone down so let’s cheer up and get focused on something fun and believe me watching us two trying to cycle up a hill in Cumbria in lycra is about as funny as it gets!’Andy Farley


The Charity

The lads certainly weren’t putting themselves through this gruelling route for nothing; they were aiming to raise as much as possible  for Children with Cancer UK, Churchill’s charity partner for this year.


Every day more than 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

Children with Cancer UK actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together. Their vision is a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell. Since 1988, this inspiring charity has raised over £250 million, funding over 200 research projects and helping to improve survival rates for children with cancer across the UK.

We couldn’t be prouder of Luke and Andy, and all of our Churchill employees, for doing their bit to support this amazing charity.


The Result

What a result it was. After battling the elements, Luke and Andy arrived in a very wet and windy Tynemouth early on Saturday morning, successfully completing their 100-mile cycling challenge..

They’ve also raised over  £4150 in the process,thanks to the support of Churchill employees, Shareholders, family and friends, as well as the general public.

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We know times are hard so it’s heart-warming to see such a marvellous turnout. If you want to donate few quid to this worthy charity yourself, feel free to visit the just giving page here. Every penny raised will be going towards supporting children with cancer and their families.


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John Melling is a Director for Churchill Security Ltd. John is a highly motivated, determined and decisive security industry professional. Drawing on his extensive experience gained within the security industry whilst working on the coalface John has operated at all levels within the industry. He has a proven track record for motivating and leading high performance teams and has helped mentor and develop many people at Churchill who now hold key or senior positions within the business. John is committed to delivering only the finest services, exercising compelling leadership, maintaining good internal morale and striving to resolve any challenges efficiently and effectively.