Em­ploy­ees cy­cle to Poland for char­ity with­out leav­ing of­fice

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY NEWS -

EM­PLOY­EES at a Mac­cles­field com­pany have cy­cled all the way to Poland – with­out leav­ing the com­fort of their of­fice.

Staff at Quint Group took part in a 2,000-kilo­me­tre vir­tual bike ride in aid of East Cheshire Hospice and raised £1,195.

The 60 cy­clists took it in turns to ride on an ex­er­cise bike non-stop dur­ing nor­mal of­fice hours last month.

The fi­nan­cial ser­vices tech­nol­ogy provider is launch­ing a year of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, with rid­ers spon­sored for their ef­forts.

Quint Group com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Scott Forster said: “Team Quint ar­rived in Warsaw ahead of sched­ule to com­plete their 2,000km vir­tual cy­cle. Well done to all in­volved. We raised more than our £1,000 tar­get for our char­i­ties.”

The team in­cluded a few keen cy­clists and some novices. They fit­ted the cy­cling around their work and dur­ing breaks and split into five teams so there was a com­pet­i­tive el­e­ment.

Quint Group (Quin­tes­sen­tial Fi­nance Group) op­er­ates in four coun­tries and has 80 em­ploy­ees ser­vic­ing both di­rectly-mar­keted con­sumers and third­party in­tro­duc­tions.

Rox­ana Pir­lea, from East Cheshire Hospice, said: “Quint Group are long-stand­ing sup­port­ers of the hospice and we value their kind gen­eros­ity.

“This unique event is a great ex­am­ple of how fundrais­ing for East Cheshire Hospice can build staff team­work and morale.”

Go to uk.vir­gin­money giv­ing.com/quint.

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