Morgan Sindall takes to the road to raise funds for Great Ormond Street
A team from Morgan Sindall has raised over £7,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, after cycling from London to Paris.
The group of 11 cyclists, who are all part of a project team working to construct the new Bellenden School in Southwark, took on the challenge to raise funds for the hospital after being inspired by its amazing work.
The team then visited Great Ormond Street to have a tour of the hospital, donate a cheque with the funds they have raised, and see the great work the hospital does, first-hand.
Calum Holmes, graduate quantity surveyor at Morgan Sindall, led the team’s effort. He said: “As a local team, we’re all incredibly impressed and inspired by the work Great Ormond Street does. We were also looking for a challenge that the team could achieve together - so the concept of doing a charity ride for the hospital ticked all the boxes.
“Our team is a pretty active group that ranges in age from 24 to 60 and it was great fun tackling this route together. The ride went smoothly overall, but at one point we did try and take a shortcut and ended up on the motorway, which was interesting to say the least!
“We’re over the moon to have been able to raise this great amount and we’ve really enjoyed visiting the hospital to present a cheque for the money we’ve raised. We’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our friends, family, and colleagues for supporting us and donating so generously.”
Olivia Jary, Head of Business Development at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who took part for their generosity and support. The money raised will help to make a difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.”
Once complete, Bellenden Primary School will create a new home for the two-form entry school, with increased capacity and a more spacious learning environment including features such as a rooftop play area and a music room for pupils to enjoy. The two-storey school is being completed for Southwark Council and is due to complete early next year.
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