Directors race to the Alps to help fight cancer

Directors race to the Alps to help fight cancer

The directors of a South Yorkshire IT and telecoms company will cycle across the Alps next month in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity.


Roman Foster and Steve Timmiss, co-owners of Kaizen IT and Telecom based in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, will cycle 700km from Paris to Grenoble from 25 August to 1 September.


Weston Park Cancer Charity supports Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield – one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England, providing cancer treatment services for patients across Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Worksop and Chesterfield.


Roman and Steve know first-hand the devastating effects cancer can have. In 2015, Steve was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and his condition is currently under control through regular observations. Roman also underwent surgery to remove a tumour from his thigh before being given the all-clear, and in 2012, he lost his father to bowel cancer.


The pair have been training for the event for six months. They will be joined on the cycle challenge by a group of friends, family and colleagues, and the team has so far raised over £4,000 of its £10,000 target.


“Having both been moved by the wonderful team at Weston Park Hospital, we wanted to do something that would push us to our limits and ensure we raised as much funds as we could for this worthwhile cause,” says Roman.


“This will be our first long-distance cycle, but we’re really looking forward to taking on the challenge. To support us along the way we’ve gathered a group of cycling enthusiasts who share our same passion for making a difference.”


“This is an incredible thing to do to help those facing cancer and we’d like to say a big thank you to Steve and Roman and all the team for their fantastic fundraising efforts,” Says Jade Hearsum, Community Fundraiser at Weston Park Cancer Charity.


“Their support means we are able to provide first-class treatment and care to people from across the region. We’re looking forward to following their progress and wish them lots of luck with the challenge.”


Donations to Kaizen’s ‘Race to the Alps’ charity cycle can be made via the team’s Virgin Money Giving page. Follow #RacetotheAlps on Twitter to track their progress.