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John Frieda leads Ibiza charity cycle for Great Ormond Street Hospital

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John Frieda and his team from the hairdressing community took on the Round the Island cycle challenge in Ibiza earlier this month, raising over £150,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The 2015 challenge took place from 1-4 May and saw more than 85 cyclists cover an impressive 190km to raise funds for the charity’s Hairraising appeal, which aims to raise £1 million towards a much needed new Respiratory Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

This is the fourth year members of the UK hairdressing community have come together for this unique fundraising event. The appeal, founded by John Frieda in 2010, has already raised more than £1.5million and now aims to raise even more vital funds for the hospital’s Respiratory Unit.

Frieda said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have completed our fourth Ibiza Round the Island Cycle Challenge in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of everyone who took part. It was tough at times but knowing it was for such a fantastic cause kept us going.”

Danielle Morgan from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We’re really grateful to everyone who took part and we’re delighted to celebrate another successful year for the Hairraising appeal and the Ibiza Round the Island Cycle Challenge. The funds raised are crucial to developing the Respiratory Unit which will make a real difference for seriously ill patients and their families.”

Registrations for the 2016 Ibiza Round the Island Cycle Challenge are now open. Find out more at Gosh.org/ibiza

For other ways to support the HAIRraising appeal go to Gosh.org/hairraising

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