A 30 year-old employee of the K2 Roof Glass division of Synseal Extrusions is set to undertake an epic journey from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of a stillbirth charity.
Lee Howorth, 30, who works as an office administrator and order in-putter, tragically lost his baby niece, Summer Ruby, due to stillbirth last year and as a result “decided it was time to achieve something big” in her honour.
On 2 October 2015, Lee will be flying out to Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam with around 45 other fundraisers, of various ages and backgrounds and cycling approximately 550km along the Mekong river, up into Cambodia and to the finishing line of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, in hot and humid conditions, in order to raise money and awareness for stillbirth and neonatal death charity, Sands.
Lee, who is funding his trip himself, in order to ensure 100% of the money he raises will go to the charity, said: “I have become aware of the brilliant work of Sands due to the care they have given to Summer’s parents after their loss. The UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world and Sands are doing their utmost to ensure this number is brought down.
“I am reaching out to fellow members of the glass and glazing industry and as far beyond as I can, to see if there is anyone who can help support me in raising as much money as I can for this worthy cause. I sincerely hope that many many other people can see the value in the work Sands do, as the loss of a child is surely the most unbearable thing imaginable.”
If you would like to make a donation, Lee’s fundraising page can be found at: http://www.justgiving.com/cycleforsummer