Wiggle supports 2013 Champions of CycleSport Dinner | Action Medical Research

Wiggle supports 2013 Champions of CycleSport Dinner

21 May 2013

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is delighted to announce that online cycling retailer Wiggle will support its Champions of CycleSport Dinner for the second year running. Tickets have just gone on sale for the annual event which is attended by some of the biggest names on two wheels.

This year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner will be held on 28 November at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club and celebrates the charity’s passion for all things cycling. Names already confirmed to attend include Chris Boardman MBE, who is official Ambassador for the event, as well as Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and Jody Cundy.

Now in its fourth year, more than 650 guests attended the star-studded 2012 function and got the chance to mingle with cycling greats including Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell MBE, Team GB supremo Sir Dave Brailsford, Rob Hayles and Rochelle Gilmore. Bids were made on a host of money-can’t-buy cycling lots in the live and silent auctions and the night raised a fantastic £180,000 for the charity’s vital work helping sick babies and children.

Action Medical Research Head of Events Fundraising, David Graham, says: “Cycling contributes significant income towards our important work saving and changing children’s lives and the Champions of CycleSport Dinner is a huge celebration of that. The event gets bigger and better every year and we are thrilled to once again have the backing of an industry leader like Wiggle.”

Adam Ryan, Head of Brand Marketing at Wiggle, says: “Wiggle is very pleased to be supporting Action Medical Research and its Champions of CycleSport Dinner for a second consecutive year. We look forward to working with the team at Action and utilising our network of cycling brands and suppliers to raise as much support around the event as possible, to help fund vital research for babies and children affected by disease and disability.”

Wiggle serves customers in over 100 countries worldwide and is committed to making cycling accessible for every level of rider by providing the biggest selection of products and brands at excellent value through its award-winning website.

The event will also be supported by Media Partner Rouleur for the second year running. Both partnerships will guarantee some fabulous offers and prizes for guests.

To buy a table and for more information on the Champions of CycleSport Dinner visit www.action.org.uk/timeforchampions

For details on Action Medical Research cycling events visit: www.action.org.uk/cycling

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images from the 2012 Champions of CycleSport Dinner can be downloaded using the links below.

Please credit Sportive Photo.

Left to right: Adam Ryan (Wiggle Marketing), Rochelle Gilmore, Joanna Rowsell MBE, Humphrey Cobbold (Wiggle CEO) http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/champions-012.jpg

Chris Boardman MBE and Sir Dave Brailsford
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/champions-014_cropped.jpg

Tables of 10 can be reserved from £1,250.

For more information about Champions of CycleSport Dinner and to reserve a table, please contact:
Sarah Stevenson, Community Fundraising Manager
T 01273 735788
E sarahs@action.org.uk

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Clare Airey, Senior Press and PR Officer
T 01403 327480
cairey@action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.

We want to make a difference in:

  • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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