Bank staff’s 24-hour cy­clathon to help swell Pud­sey cof­fers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Staff from Bank of Scot­land branches in Ruther­glen are get­ting on their bikes to help raise cash for BBC Chil­dren in Need.

From 11am on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 8 through un­til 10.59 on Fri­day the staff will join col­leagues from across Glas­gow to help the bank raise over £300,000 na­tion­ally for Pud­sey.

An­drew Thom­son, Pedal for Pud­sey Cap­tain in Ruther­glen, said:“Bank of Scot­land col­leagues in Glas­gow have al­ways been huge sup­port­ers of the Char­ity of the Year rais­ing large amounts of money for good causes by tak­ing on in­cred­i­ble chal­lenges .

“We’re proud that our prin­ci­pal part­ner­ship with BBC Chil­dren in Need will help make a dif­fer­ence to the lives of dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren through­out the UK.“

It is ex­pected that staff across the coun­try will cy­cle the equiv­a­lent of more than twice around the world in just twen­ty­four hours on static bikes.

Lloyds Bank­ing Group aim to raise at least £2mil­lion per year for their Char­ity of the Year in 2015 and 2016. This is in ad­di­tion to the fundrais­ing achieved through the bank’s ex­clu­sive schools fundrais­ing part­ner­ship with BBC Chil­dren in Need and their role as the char­ity’s first ever Prin­ci­pal Part­ner.

Pedal for Pud­sey aims to raise funds to en­sure that chil­dren and young peo­ple in the UK can have a safe, happy and se­cure child­hood and have the op­por­tu­nity to reach their po­ten­tial.

Mem­bers of the public are in­vited to pop into the branch dur­ing nor­mal open­ing hours to cheer on par­tic­i­pants or make a do­na­tion.

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