Gearhouse in gruelling charity cycle

AUTHOR: Inavate

After the IBC show staff from Gearhouse Broadcast will embark on a 600km cycle back to Watford, UK. John Newton and seven colleagues are taking the gruelling journey from Amsterdam to raise money for UK charities; Surrey Air Ambulance and Kings College Hospital.

The team embarked on the fund raising effort following a traffic accident that left Newton’s daughter, Alexandra, critically injured. She was airlifted to Kings College by the Surrey Air Ambulance.

Newton said: “Alex remained critical in a coma for three weeks, but under the care of the Kings College Hospital’s dedicated clinical staff, Alex has made a remarkable recovery and has recently been discharged home.

The team will begin its journey on the last day of IBC, September 14, and hope to arrive at Gearhouse Broadcast’s headquarters late on September 15.

For anyone who would like to contribute to either cause, donations can be made direct via http://www.justgiving.com/alex-surreyairambulance for Surrey Air Ambulance or www.justgiving.com/alex-kingscollegehospital for Kings College Hospital.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque to Natasha Hyde at Gearhouse Broadcast Ltd, Unit 12, Imperial Park, Imperial Way, Watford, Herts WD24 4PP.