Happy Tenant Company Landlord aims to raise £100,000 for charity in 3000 mile bike ride
Stuart Bookatz, a landlord member of the The Happy Tenant Company, is aiming to raise £100,000 for charities on both sides of the pond in an epic 3000 mile coast to coast bike ride from the Pacific Ocean in California, to the Atlantic Ocean in Florida.
The fully supported bike ride will start in San Diego on 1st April 2018, and go through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and finally into St Augustine, Florida on (date), taking a total of 46 days to complete. In the UK, Stuart will be raising money for Make-a-Wish UK, Mental Health Awareness, Variety Club and Jewish Care and is appealing to his supporters to donate to the charity of their choice.
The Happy Tenant Company has supported the charity Make-a-Wish UK, which grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions, since the company began in 2012. Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company says: “Stuart has been a landlord member of The Happy Tenant Company for 5 years, we have come to know him very well and know that whilst he is not an iron man or an athlete, he is passionate about helping others. We’ve supported many of our members over the years in various initiatives, but this really would be an exceptional achievement both personally for Stuart and financially for the charities.” To support Stuart in this grueling challenge and help him achieve this remarkable target, HTC will be donating and raising awareness throughout their network of agents and landlords.”
Commenting on embarking on this challenge, Stuart Bookatz said: “People have asked me the question, “Why are you doing this bike ride?”. My answer is this, over the last 5 years I became an avid cycliust and it’s something that I took to and really enjoyed. Over that period, I took part in various bike rides, notably London to Paris, which was an incredible experience, as well a 500 plus mile trips to California, Israel and Europe.
I have also been an advocate for the awareness of mental health, something which I and close family members have struggled with. This bike ride gives me the opportunity to raise awareness and money for some important causes, whilst enabling me to thank those who have helped me through a tumultous period and it helps me affirm a life goal of a spectacular bike ride.”
If you would like to help Stuart reach his £100,000 target, you can donate to any of his chosen charities by visiting the following links…