Hayfield Director to Cycle 400km to Raise Funds for the British Asian Trust

May 27, 2021

A Hayfield Director will be taking on an epic 400km ‘Palace on Wheels’ cycling challenge between 10th – 13th June to raise much-needed funds for the British Asian Trust. The Solihull-headquartered five-star housebuilder is pledging to donate £25,000 towards the charity’s emergency appeal to supply oxygen concentrators to hospitals across India.

Commencing at Highgrove House, Gloucestershire – which is the private residence of British Asian Trust Founding Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales – the group ride will also take in Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London, before finishing at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Jonathan Jones, Commercial Director of five-star housebuilder Hayfield said: “We want to do all we can to support the British Asian Trust’s emergency fundraising appeal, as this vital charity is supplying oxygen concentrators to hospitals across India to help tackle the record high numbers of severe Coronavirus cases. As the pandemic continues to sweep across the country, the current forecast is that 200,000 of these life-saving machines are urgently required.

“There is also immense demand for other emergency medical equipment and food rations for those struggling to make ends meet during this crisis. We are really grateful to all those companies and individuals who can dig deep and help us to reach our target of £25,000.”

There are currently around 400,000 new cases of Covid-19 being diagnosed each day across India – a global record – within the world’s second most populous country. Experts have indicated that the actual figure could even be far higher. With 280,000 deaths recorded so far, hospitals are running out of oxygen and beds, while morgues and crematoria overflow.

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To find out more about the British Asian Trust’s Oxygen for India emergency appeal, visit: https://www.britishasiantrust.org/support-us/covid-19/oxygen-for-india/