National children’s cancer charity, Cyclists Fighting Cancer, have appointed Laura and Jason Kenny as their first charity patrons.
Now in their 17th year, Cyclists Fighting Cancer have helped over 8,500 children in their rehabilitation from cancer by providing them with lightweight bikes, specially adapted trikes, cycling equipment and support.
Laura and Jason Kenny are Great Britain’s most decorated ever Olympians, with 12 Olympic cycling gold medals between them.
Laura and Jason said: “We’re really honoured to become patrons of Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) and to support their crucial work with children and young people living with cancer throughout the UK. Cycling has been such a huge part of our lives for so long, so being involved with a charity which enables some of the most vulnerable children in our society to have their own new lightweight bike or adapted trike to help them in their rehabilitation is something that we are extremely passionate about.
“Cycling is our happy place, especially as a family with our son Albie, we love spending time together outside with all the physical and mental positives this brings, so to be part of making this possible for other families going through such difficult circumstances is very important to us.”
Mike Grisenthwaite, Founder and CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have the support of Laura and Jason Kenny and couldn’t have wished for better patrons for our charity! Their enthusiasm and passion for sport and their understanding of our charity’s mission makes our partnership a very natural fit. We are excited to see what we can achieve together to help raise the profile of CFC and ultimately increase the number of children and families living with and beyond cancer that we can support.”