Reigate construction workers raise £2,500 for Tadworth-based charity
Staff from Morgan Sindall have made a seasonal donation to a children’s charity, based in Tadworth, after completing a gruelling three-day cycle ride.
Wayne Harris, Steve Cresswell and Kevin Mason rode over 250 miles from Morgan Sindall’s offices at Albany Business Park in Creekmoor, Poole, to Paris raising £2,500 for The Children’s Trust, a national charity which provides specialist care for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children and rehabilitation services to children with brain injuries.
The trio, based at the firm’s offices in London Road, Reigate, completed the marathon cycle ride as part of 25-strong Morgan Sindall team.
“We are delighted to be handing over a significant sum of money to The Children’s Trust,” says Wayne. “As a local company, we are proud to play an important role in supporting charitable causes. The Children’s Trust delivers a combination of vital services for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs.”
The challenge was the brainchild of Morgan Sindall business development manager Rob Whitham and area director Paul Gale, who enlisted the help of 17 of their colleagues, and eight members of staff from mechanical and electrical firm Working Environments, one of the company’s subcontractors.
Bournemouth-based bike specialist Primera Sport provided the team with support, including professional bike fits for the trip, while Parkers Merchanting paid for the team’s shirts and Working Environments paid for the shorts.
The first day of the trip saw the team cycle 66 miles, followed by 92 miles on each of days two and three. They completed the punishing trek by cycling down the Champs-Élysées – just hours before the professionals taking part in the Tour de France finished their race in the same spot.
Wessex Cancer Trust and LV Streetwise have also benefitted from funds raised through the Paris to Poole cycle challenge.
To make a donation in recognition of their efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/poole2parisct