Employees cycle to Poland for charity without leaving office
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.