Morgan Sindall donates £21,500 to charity after cycling 270 miles
Staff from Morgan Sindall’s Poole and Reigate offices have raised £21,500 for charity after cycling to Paris.
The 25-strong team of cyclists set off from Morgan Sindall’s office at the Albany Business Park in Creekmoor and rode over 270 miles to Paris to raise money for LV Streetwise and the Wessex Cancer Trust.
And, now that the cash has all been collected the three members of the Poole team who spearheaded the three-day challenge in July wanted to hand over the money personally to their chosen charities – LV Streetwise and Wessex Cancer Trust.
“Times are tough for everyone at the moment which gave us even more reason to support these fantastic local charities,” says Paul Gale, Morgan Sindall area director. “The cycle ride wasn’t easy for any of us but we had a great time and were spurred on every step of the way knowing that the money we had raised will really make a difference to the lives of hundreds of people in our community.”
Kim Lawford, deputy to the chief executive at the Wessex Cancer Trust says: “All of us at the Wessex Cancer Trust were amazed by the huge effort which the team from Morgan Sindall gave to this challenge not only during the event but all the training beforehand. We were delighted that it was completed without too many bumps and bruises. The monies raised will help us to help change the lives of those patients suffering from cancer.”
Alison Shelton, LV Streetwise manager says: “We have always been extremely grateful for the help, both financial and in kind, which Morgan Sindall has provided since our inception in 1998. However the effort that went into this event was staggering. I am very aware that the run up to the event involved great individual personal sacrifice in terms of training time and equipment purchase and thankful to those who took part and their families and friends who supported them in this.
“We are heavily reliant on our dedicated volunteer safety guides so I am delighted to be able to use the funds to support our volunteers and some of our day-to-day running costs and equally delighted to be able to report that the bike ride team were all excellent role models and wore their cycle helmets.”
The Reigate team who raised money for The Children’s Trust will be handing over their donations later this month.