Our Managing Director Michael Smith and Trevor Fishburn from Hull4Heroes will be taking on a cycling challenge this Sunday 4th November to raise funds and awareness of our Cobus Communications charity of the year. Starting from the army base at Catterick Garrison and finishing the challenge at the Bonfire Night Extravaganza with Hull4Heroes and Cash for Kids at the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel in Willerby. With showers and winds of 24 mph forecast, the gruelling route will see them cycle almost 100 miles! Catterick Garrison is the where you’ll find the recovery centre for veterans in the North of the UK. The centre is accessible to all wounded, injured and sick personnel and their loved ones. Whether they’re still serving, or a Veteran, so serves an ideal starting point for this challenge.

Michael Smith said “Although I’m a keen sportsperson and always up for a challenge, this will be a tough one especially in these weather conditions but knowing how important the monies raised and how it will help our local veterans it’s the least I can do. Founder Paul Matson and the team at Hull4Heroes work tirelessly to raise money and awareness and do a remarkable job so Cobus Communications are happy to help where we can”

Huge thanks must go to our supporters of the event for their very kind sponsorship which is set to exceed more than £2,000 for the event. All their generous donations will go directly to the Hull4Heroes charity to help local veterans in various ways, special mentions go out to the following:

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Michael Ward from one of our customers, Portable Building Sales was keen to be involved, he said “I believe this is a very important charity for the brave people who put their life on the line so that others can live in peace and live free.

My Grandfather was chosen to be one of the 8 bearers that carried the coffin of the Unknown Warrior into Westminster Abbey after World War 1 and my Father who was a bomb aimer in World War 2 was in a Halifax bomber when it was shot down over Germany. He survived the parachute drop, was captured and later escaped when he was being transported to another POW camp.

My Grandfather and Father were incredibly brave men as are the men and women who serve in the armed services today and who deserve help.

Being born in Hull and still living in Hull, my company is happy to help Hull 4 Heroes”