• 05 August 2021

RoyaleResorts helps employee cycle his way to victory – in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

We have donated £250 to a member of staff who cycled 700-miles for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) after Michael McCann, revealed his plans to cycle a gruelling 100-miles a day for seven consecutive days in memory of his good friend Ian Crawley.

Ian tragically passed away from MND in 2008 aged just 46, but his heroic battle against the degenerative disease encouraged Michael to seek ways to raise money in his memory for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Having embarked on several fundraising initiatives over the years, it was rugby legend Kevin Sinfields’ 7 in 7 marathon challenge that inspired Michael to tackle a similar feat.

Setting off on the 13th anniversary of Ian’s death from Stowford Village in Combe Martin, North Devon, Michael battled hilly routes and unpredictable weather to smash his target of £4,000 - with the kind donation from RoyaleResorts taking his final amount raised to an incredible £6,400.

Chelsey Le Fevre, Operations Manager said: “We were touched by Ian’s story and felt inspired by Michael’s pledge to raise money for this cruel condition. Motor Neurone Disease affects around 2 in every 100,000 people in the UK alone, so it is vital that money is raised towards finding a cure.

“Michael is a hugely valued member of the RoyaleResorts team, and we are immensely proud of him.”

Michael added: “To have the support of RoyaleResorts means the world to me. I am completely overwhelmed by the generosity of everybody who has donated, and I am thrilled to know that the Motor Neurone Disease Association will benefit greatly from the kindness of others, in memory of my great friend Ian Crawley.

“The challenge of cycling 100 miles every day for seven consecutive days was extremely tough for this 64-year-old grandad, but to raise such a tremendous amount of money for this fantastic cause made it all worthwhile.”

The Motor Neurone Disease Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To donate to Michael’s cycle challenge click here