On August 14th, a 32-year-old called Ben Abrahams was tragically killed in a car crash, leaving behind his wife and two children. Ben was a keen cyclist and his family have chosen to raise funds for The Bike Project in his honour.
Ian Verber, Ben’s father-in-law, had the following to say about Ben: “Ben Abrahams loved life, loved his family and loved cycling. When a car crash ended his life after 32 years packed with activity it left a huge gap in many people’s lives. It is hard to think that he will never see his two boys, Freddie and Arthur grow up. He cared passionately about their happiness, but he was also concerned about the welfare of other children and families who did not have their advantages. So it is not surprising that his wife Kate, his parents Sue and Roger, brother Greg and sister Lucy, together with Kate’s family and his many, many friends should decide to make a contribution to The Bike Project in his memory – combining as it does Ben’s two passions – love of family and the joy of cycling. We hope that many disadvantaged families will have a better future with the help of bikes provided by The Bike Project and we know that it would be a project close to Ben’s heart.”
So far, they have raised almost £2,500 for us which is incredibly helpful for a small charity like ours.
We are extremely saddened by the premature death of such a wonderful person in such tragic circumstances. We have been moved by the extraordinary generosity of Ben’s family and friends, we are eternally grateful for the support they have given us, especially at what must be an incredibly difficult time for them. It is a testament to what a wonderful man he was.
Our board, staff, volunteers, and the refugees we work with are eternally grateful for the support and we are honoured to be associated with him.
Rest in peace Ben.
Written on: 23 Sep 2016 | Author: Anna Chapman