Parentmail saddles up for charity challenge
THREE members of school-tohome communications service Parentmail have announced their challenge to cycle the length of Britain from Land’s End to John O’groats from June 29.
The Peterborough-based company aims to raise £100,000 in support of the NSPCC and Childline’s vital work to support children throughout the UK.
The team have been training hard for months as the challenge ahead is no mean feat.
The trio, managing director Paul Hughes, marketing director Geoff Jones and sales manager for the North East Ken Ions, will be spending roughly eight hours in the saddle to cycle about 100 miles each of the nine days, passing through 12 counties and climbing a total of 31,000ft – 3,000ft higher than Mount Everest.
All funds raised in sponsor- ship will go to Childline from the NSPCC.
Childline provides free counselling services for distressed children and young people to help with problems such as abuse and bullying,.
Geoff Jones, director at Parentmail and team cyclist, said: “We are excited by the opportunity to hopefully raise a life-changing sum of money with the support of the general public, for such a worthwhile cause as Childline. For ParentMail, knowing that funds raised will be put to good use to help children in distress is imperative to our mission as a business to help improve children’s achievements, but also personally with each of us parents ourselves.”
To keep up to date with the journey and to donate visit the Parentmail Challenge website www.parentmailchallenge. co.uk
TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE: Parentmail cyclists managing director Paul Hughes, far left, and marketing director Geoff Jones, far right, with Dianne Edge, Childline counsellor and Jacquie Holt, Childline supervisor.