Willen Hospice has a very special place in the hearts of people in the local area, including the team at Incentivesmart. Their highly skilled team provide the best quality and care for terminally ill people. They do everything they can so people feel relief from pain and families can enjoy the precious moments they have left together. It's all free for everyone and anyone who needs them. But to do all this they need to raise £4.7 million every year. Here at Incentivesmart, we help them reach this goal.
Ride for Willen - Paris to Nice
In 2015 our CEO, Rich, and Client Success Manager, Kieran, headed to Paris in France to complete the ride for Willen. They joined 30 other people from other businesses to undertake an 880 mile bike ride in just 8 days. Kieran's Dad, Jim, or "the Prof ' as he was affectionately known to his friends was also part of the team at an impressive 69 years old at the time!
Taking in two of the most famous climbs, Alpe d'huez and all 21 bends covering 1,120M of elevation gain over 14KM and if that wasn't enough, on to Mont Ventoux (one of the most gruelling climbs in the Tour de France).This was the biggest private sponsored event Willen Hospice had seen, so the pressure was on!
8 days of sweat, tears and blood (not literally!) and the group successfully reached their final destination. In total, the team raised an absolutely incredible... £110,000!
Sadly we lost Jim last year to cancer, but poetically it was Willen Hospice and their amazing team who were there to make him as comfortable as possibly. He was an inspiration to many of his friends and family and will be lovingly remembered by so many.
In September 2022 Rich, Kieran and more than 40 others will take part in the Paris to Nice challenge for a second time with a slightly different route this time taking on the mighty Col du Galibier and Col du Telegraphe in the Alpes.
Cycling sportive sponsorship
Throughout 2021, Willen Hospice are hosting numerous cycling events to raise money for their charity, including their annual cycling sportive which took place in August 2021.Cyclists have the chance to wear a very special pro cycling jersey - sponsored by us!
Over the past few years, the team at Incentivesmart have supported many other fundraising activities including hosting a stand at Olney Food Festival and selling local artists cycling prints.
Willen Hospice have personally supported us and our families and we are forever grateful for the incredible work they do.