Entrepreneurs and representatives from other Stevenage businesses, small and large, held a business breakfast with local MP Stephen McPartland as part of their support for the Twin Town cyclists in their effort to raise £100,000 for the Lister Hospital.
The event was hosted by the Cromwell Hotel and gave the opportunity to hear the success of work already done, and some of the activities planned by TT1000 and their supporters over the next few months. During his speech, Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, said, "It's amazing the enthusiasm coming from the business community to support such an ambitious target of raising £1000,000 for the Lister Hospital. I'm proud to be working alongside them to help them reach their target."
TT1000 team captain, Steve Watkins, who is also BBC Radio's Stevenage FC reporter, said, "The business breakfast was a fantastic event. A big thank you to everyone who came to learn more, it's so important to keep spreading the word."
The cycle ride is named ‘Twin Towns 1000’ as the route is over 1,000 kms and the team will be cycling from Harwich in the UK to the towns of Ingelheim in Germany and Autun in France, both towns twinned with Stevenage.
Further information can be found at: www.twintowns1000.bike or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Twintowns1000/ or Twitter: twitter.com/twintowns1000 A Just Giving page has also been set up: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/twintowns1000
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