Transforming Lives 100-mile cycle ride ‘The Cheshire Dash 2022’ raised an incredible £60,000 in aid of The Joshua Tree.

The Transforming Lives Foundation, set up by Mike and Catriona Marshall, chose The Joshua Tree to benefit from the popular cycling event which took place on Saturday 2nd July.

Over 80 riders took on the 100-mile cycle challenge that charted across through the Cheshire countryside and up some of the most gruelling climbs in England, all in one day.

The exclusive event sponsored by Rolls-Royce exceeded the fundraising target, and have raised vital funds to help the charity continue to support families affected by childhood cancers.

Catriona Marshall of Transforming Lives said “Every year we’re amazed and delighted by the effort, energy and enthusiasm that goes into this event by riders, helpers, sponsors and local businesses. Everyone wants to do their bit to help, especially during a time when charities are having to work harder than ever to do the essential things they do. We thank everyone for their help and for pedaling the miles for a very special charity, The Joshua Tree. We’re already looking forward to The Cheshire Dash 2023.”

Rich Driffield, Joshua Tree CEO commented “A huge thank you to the incredible riders who took on the gruelling challenge of the 100-mile Cheshire Dash, not forgetting all the supporters for their encouraging cheers and to everyone who has donated.

This year, we have already received over 55 new referrals from families across Cheshire, North-West England and North Wales, the funds raised will make a huge difference to the charity and to the lives of families affected by childhood cancers. We cannot thank Mike, Cat and the team from Transforming Lives and Running Bear enough for supporting The Joshua Tree”.

To date The Joshua Tree have supported over 335 families with bespoke programmes of support to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all immediate and extended family members who are affected by childhood cancers, across North-West England and North Wales, for as long as they need it.

A huge thank you to Cat and Mike Marshall for their support and to all the riders for the incredible efforts and donations!