Nick Thomas-Symonds MP took part in the annual Industry and Parliament Trust poppy ride this week to raise funds and awareness for the Poppy Appeal in Parliament, in the centenary year of the Royal British Legion.
MPs and Peers have taken part in the 12-hour static bike ride, each cycling as far as they can on an exercise bike in 5 minutes; trying to beat their colleagues to top the leaderboard, with the Torfaen MP managing to ride 2.7km.
Industry and Parliament Trust is an independent, non-partisan educational charity, embedded in Parliament, that provides a trusted platform of engagement between Parliament and UK business. All money raised on the day helps The Royal British Legion provide lifelong financial, social, and emotional support for the Armed Forces community.
The RBL was formed 100 years ago, in the aftermath of the First World War to fight for the rights of those who had given so much and come back to so little. Today, they continue to stand with the Armed Forces community and challenge injustices to ensure all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve.
Supporting the Poppy Appeal, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP said: ‘I was delighted to participate in the Industry and Parliament Trust Poppy Ride this week to raise awareness for this year’s Poppy Appeal.
This year was poignant as it marked a hundred years since the founding of the Royal British Legion, and I thank them for the incredible work they do for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families in Torfaen and across the country.’