Par­ent­mail sad­dles up for char­ity chal­lenge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

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.

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.

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