News 10 May 2018: Fundraising burst raises £75,000 Whether it was on foot or on two wheels, three outstanding fundraising efforts during April and early May have raised nearly £75,000 for Action on Addiction. On 22 April our 21 London marathon runners battled through record high temperatures of 23.2C to complete all 26.2 miles of the famous race. Their efforts were rewarded by the generosity of their supporters and in total they have raised over £50,000. Meanwhile, on the same day in Dorset, hundreds of bikers joined John and Wendy Bramble for their annual ‘Ride to Save a Life’ fundraiser in honour of their late son. The bikers rode from Weymouth to Exmouth, raising just shy of £8,000 on their way and far exceeding John’s initial goal of £6,000. And finally, on 4 May, Jack Chitty arrived at Clouds House - our residential treatment centre in Wiltshire - the end of his 230-mile cycling challenging which started five days earlier at The Brink, our dry bar in Liverpool. Jack successfully completed treatment for drug and alcohol addiction 18 months earlier at Clouds House and has since gone on to lose 11 stone. His cycling challenge has raised almost £17,000 so far. Graham Beech, CEO of Action on Addiction, said: “It’s wonderful to see our fundraisers doing so much to garner support to address the life-stopping condition that is addiction. Their efforts are extremely valuable in helping us support people to achieve sustainable recovery.” Find out more about how you can support Action on Addiction.