We have received £1000 from local chemical manufacturer, INOVYN (part of the INEOS Group) to support our services for people with long-term neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, and their Carers. 

The donation comes from the INEOS Tour de France challenge where 122 INEOS staff teams from across the globe have taken part in an ambitious cycling challenge, riding in teams from across its sites to complete the distance of every stage of the world famous Tour de France cycle race. 113 teams who completed all 21 stages have won the right to donate the equivalent to £1000 GBP to one or two chosen local charities. In total, INEOS are donating £113,000 through this initiative in 2022. 

The INOVYN team at Runcorn chose to support the vital work carried out by the Neuro Therapy Centre who provide a place of care, friendship, advice and support in a positive, informal and happy environment for people with these conditions.

Jane Johnston-Cree, CEO of the Neuro Therapy Centre, said: “Thank you INOVYN. This donation will help us to provide our regular physiotherapy sessions which make a life-changing difference to people being able to manage their conditions. The high cost of running the centre means that we rely on donations such as these to be able to continue our work for the benefit of people with neurological conditions in the region.”

Jane (Team Captain), said: “We chose to donate to the Neuro Therapy Centre as they provide invaluable care and support to individuals and their carers affected by a wide range of neurological conditions. The charity was nominated by one of our team members in Runcorn who has experience of the services offered by the charity due to a close family member being affected by such a condition.” 

This year, the Tour de France challenge saw 2,569 members of the INEOS team from 31 countries around the world cycle a total of 1,283,865km, the equivalent to an incredible 1,354 summits of Mont Blanc. The aim of the challenge was for each of the teams to complete the equivalent distance of each stage of the iconic Tour de France, each day, many of them squeezing in cycling sessions before, during and after work.