Coast to Coast charity challenge

Regional marketing director for Ortus Homes North East, Steve Secker, with Kate Lovett outside the Sovereign Court development at Stamford Bridge.

Regional marketing director for Ortus Homes North East, Steve Secker, with Kate Lovett outside the Sovereign Court development at Stamford Bridge.

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Last weekend, a boss at a building company got on his bike for charity.

The regional marketing director for Ortus Homes North East Steve Secker swapped his suit and tie for cycling shorts to take on the Coast to Coast cycling challenge in support of the National Autistic Society.

The charity cyclists paused for a breather outside the retirement housebuilder’s Stamford Bridge development Sovereign Court, which is located right next to Cycle Route 66.

Steve cycled with Friends4Autism and battled the elements to complete 93 miles of the Bridlington to Morecambe cycle route, to help raise funds for the charity’s Cafe Autisan, a cafe specifically designed for people living with autism.

The cafe offers special training and work experience for people with autism, helping to boost awareness of the condition. In total, the team raised £3,000 for the charity.

Steve said: “The Coast to Coast challenge was a real challenge, but completely worth it given the fantastic work of the National Autistic Society.

“We’ve had some very generous donations already, and we’re constantly pushing ourselves to make sure we can raise as much money for the charity as possible, and what better way to do it than having a bit of fun along the way!”

To donate to the cause please visit www.justgiving.com/Friends4AutismUK

l The development will be hosting its sales event on Thursday 6 October at the Royal York Hotel.

Presentations at 11am and 2pm will allow you to find out more about the benefits of living in an Ortus Homes property.