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Mammoth Cycle Ride to Aid British Red Cross

22nd April 2021

Metro Bank Colleague and Hounslow resident cycles a metre in recognition of each of 410,000 deaths from climate disasters – 410km in total

Metro Bank colleague and Hounslow resident Roland Sipat is undertaking a mammoth cycle ride challenge – Ride for Tomorrow 2021 - this April – aiming to cycle 410km to raise funds for the British Red Cross.

Roland’s challenge is in recognition for the 410,000 lives that have been lost due to climate disasters he is cycling a metre for every life lost – that’s 410km in total – or nearly half the length of the UK.

“Growing up in a developing country, I have seen up close how it badly affects poverty and its economic growth. This has inspired me to raise money for the British Red Cross to help support all the work they do for victims of natural disasters explains Roland Sipat, Commercial Relationship Manager, Metro Bank. “Every penny counts as the British Red Cross can offer protection against dirt and disease for the smallest of sums”.

  • A donation of £15 could buy essential hygiene products for a family affected by a tsunami, so they can keep clean and protected from disease.
  • A donation of £25 could buy a shelter kit for a family who have lost everything in a cyclone, giving them privacy and a roof over their heads.
  • A donation of £40 could provide a family affected by flooding in the UK with an emergency cash card, so they can get the essential items they need to recover.

Roland has already raised £540 but his target is £750. If you would like to support Roland and the British Red Cross please donate here

Metro Bank’s Hounslow store is located at 211-213 High Street, TW3 1BL.  Currently the store is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.