Liberty Living's Charity Bike Hike raises £20,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity


John Kenny and Gary Nathan from Liberty Living’s senior management team embarked on a one week charity motorbike ride to raise £20,000 funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Starting at Liberty Park in Bedford the duo rode a stunning 2,537 miles from John O' Groats to Land's End stopping at each of Liberty Living’s 42 student residencies in each of the 17 cities that the company operates in.

The team presented their cheque to Sarah Cassidy from the Community Fundraising team in the Children's and Young Adults Ward at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.

Speaking about the Charity Bike Hike, Gary Nathan said: “We were really lucky with the weather throughout the journey and it was a privilege to visit all of the Liberty Living residences across the country and collect the money that was raised on our behalf”.

John Kenny said: “The staff at The Royal Marsden work in the most challenging of circumstances to help the most vulnerable in our society and do it with professionalism everyday – their attitude is truly amazing. My Daughter Sinead was diagnosed with stage 4 (of 4) Hodgkin Lymphoma in November of 2012 after cancer was found in a number of places around her body including her lungs. She was fortunate to be treated by a team of Cancer experts at The Royal Marsden. Personally I cannot imagine how I would have coped without their support and I expect that this is the first of many events that will underpin my commitment to ‘paying back’ The Royal Marsden”.