Giving back & supporting communities

As a business we care about people, and feel a genuine sense of responsibility to the community around us. Generosity and giving has always been part of our culture so for many years we have fundraised for a variety of charities and causes close to our hearts and those of our staff.

Our Chosen Charities

Teenage Cancer Trust

Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through it. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need so that no young person faces cancer alone.

Nordoff & Robbins

One of the largest music therapy charities, Nordoff & Robbins supports some of the UK’s most isolated and vulnerable people. Their work can be transformative, from helping an adult with dementia reconnect with family and friends to a child with autism to find their voice.


Norwood provides residential and supported living services for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. They also support mental health needs, physical disabilities and sensory impairments. This includes work placements for residents in businesses such as SRLV.


Every day, around 750 seriously ill children and young people are seen at Great Ormond Street Hospital from all over the UK. Young lives hang in the balance as the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that save and change lives.

Team Challenges & Adventures

Our Co-founder, Richard Rosenberg, is the longest serving Trustee of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). Over the years he, Laurence Finger and many other men and women from SRLV have undertaken more than 20 major cycling and trekking challenges in the UK and abroad to raise funds for TCT and our other chosen charities.

As well as joining these expeditions, partner Charles Bradbrook cycles with The Truants Foundation. The Truants have completed 8 rides since 2010 in places ranging from the Scottish Highlands to Cambodia, to raise over £4.7m for children, making donations to Teenage Cancer Trust, NSPCC Childline and Nordoff & Robbins.

Challenge highlights:

  • 1996 | Cairo to Eilat by bike, our very first team challenge
  • 2000 | London to Paris, cycled for the first time
  • 2005 | Richard Rosenberg ran the New York Marathon
  • 2008 | Cycling George to Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2011 | A hardy team swims the Channel
  • 2013 | Scafell Pike climb, the highest peak in England
  • 2017 | SRLV team cycles London to Paris
  • 2018 | Richard Rosenberg ran his 3rd London Marathon
  • 2020 | Lands End to John O’Groats by bike
  • 2021 | Cycled 1160 miles visiting 28 TCT units in hospitals all over the UK
  • 2023 | Charles & The Truants ride Buenos Aires & Argentina

Last summer, to mark our 35th anniversary, a team from SRLV cycled 248 miles from London to Paris and then rowed the equivalent distance of the English Channel, some 26 miles to raise over £300,000.

Key Facts

  • £1m+

    Raised for life-changing charitable work

  • 4000+

    Miles cycled, walked, run & climbed

  • 100s

    Of lives enriched & improved

We’re in awe of the challenges SRLV has undertaken to raise vital funds for young people with cancer. The money has helped us to open and run new units and pay for the specialised staff who work there – every £30 funds an hour with one of our expert nurses. We wouldn’t be able to provide the vital care and support that we do without them.

Paul McKenzie | Director | Teenage Cancer Trust

Jaiden’s Journey

Tarkan and Deniz Husseyin met and married whilst working at SRLV. In 2021 their son suffered a brain haemorrhage at just six weeks old and underwent life saving surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He pulled through but it’s a long road to recovery. In 2023, GOSH was the charity of the year for the London Marathon so Tarkan, already an experienced athlete, ran for them.

I knew I had to run for them to give back for everything they did for Jaiden. I can honestly say you never want your child to end up at GOSH but, in the same breath, if your child needs the best medical care available then there is no place in the world you would rather they be.

Tarkan Husseyin | Senior Manager