Martin Nettleton, Managing Director at Euroglaze, Rehau’s longest standing trade fabricator, is taking on yet another challenge in aid of sight loss charity Retina UK.
At the end of May, he is taking part in Ride London – a 100-mile cycle through the heart of London, out into the Essex countryside and back again to finish at Tower Bridge, with his tandem partner Dr Andrew Oates acting as pilot.
Martin and his brother Simon both have the inherited eye disorder Retinitis Pigmentosa, so Retina UK, which helps to fund research into treatments for lots of different eye conditions, is very close to his heart.
The charity was chosen as Euroglaze’s charity partner for its 40th anniversary celebrations in 2019/20 and Martin had a fundraising place in Ride London for 2020. After the ride was cancelled, the Euroglaze team organised their own ‘virtual’ sponsored ride at the Barnsley factory which helped the company reach its £10,000 target, but Martin couldn’t resist one final pedal when Retina UK invited him to take part in the rearranged 2022 event.
He said: “There are so many exciting new treatments being developed at the moment that have the potential to preserve and potentially even restore sight so funding the research has probably never been more urgent.
“Retina UK have gifted me this place, so I’ve started things off by making a donation equivalent to the normal entry fee. I really appreciate all that friends, colleagues, suppliers and customers have already done to support Retina UK, but if they could dig deep one final time, I would be especially grateful.”
Martin’s fundraising page is at: