Vehicle rental specialist Regal Rentals has backed an EDF Energy employee in his fight against Wilson’s disease.
Regal Rentals supplied EDF with a VW Transporter Van for a sponsored bike ride which raised more than £300 for Ben Ryan, currently off work with neurological disabilities.
Ben suffers from Wilson’s disease, a very rare genetic disorder that causes copper poisoning in the body.
The condition affects 1 in 30,0000 people across the world.
Ben, who is employed by EDF Energy at Heysham 2 Nuclear Power Station in Morecombe is currently undergoing pharmacological and neurological treatments for his condition.
The bike ride, led by Ben’s colleague, Bernie Whitehouse, a Fuel Route Engineer, saw a group of 13 of Ben’s colleagues set out from Morecambe to Keswick and back, cycling a total of 134 miles.
Colleague Simon Mounsey, who took part alongside Rob Williamson, also a Fuel Route Engineer, and Bernie, said: “We recently found out that Ben has Wilson’s Disease which is causing him a lot of trouble and we have seen him become severely disabled. We wanted to do something to help and thought the bike ride would be a good idea.
“We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported the cycling weekend which raised over £300 for Ben. This money will go towards his treatment.
“Special thanks go to Bernie for organising this event and patiently supporting us in the van.
“We’d also like to thank Regal Rentals for kindly providing us with the van and Rob and his team for providing the food and drink for the journey.”
Pictured L>R Jonathan Spriggs, Avis Budget; Simon Mounsey, EDF Energy; Brian White, EDF Energy