Col­lege ser­vices team will sad­dle up for 48 hours to raise money for char­ity

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A NA­TIONAL Star team is gear­ing up for 48 hours of non-stop cy­cling to raise money for the char­ity which sup­ports young peo­ple with com­plex dis­abil­i­ties and learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

The 35-strong site ser­vices de­part­ment, based at Ul­len­wood, is re­spon­si­ble for all the main­te­nance and con­struc­tion of the char­ity’s cam­pus, as well as its day fa­cil­i­ties in Here­ford, and res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ments in Chel­tenham and Glouces­ter.

The team also drives the buses which trans­ports stu­dents and staff and keep the Na­tional Star grounds and Star­golf course neigh­bour­ing golf club look­ing its best.

From 10am on May 15 they will at­tempt a 48-hour con­tin­u­ous cy­cling on a static bike based near Star­bistro at the Ul­len­wood cam­pus.

Adam Hock­a­day, head of build­ing and site ser­vices, has al­ready made ar­range­ments to bunk down in his of­fice overnight so that he can cycle the 2am-5am slots.

“We have re­cently com­bined the trans­port team into the Build­ing and Site Ser­vices team and we thought this would be a great team-build­ing ex­er­cise,” said Adam.

“Na­tional Star is for­tu­nate to work with some great con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers and of course we will be ask­ing them to sup­port us for this very good cause.”

The team aims to raise £1,000 for Na­tional Star. The char­ity was re­cently named Tes FE Spe­cial­ist Provider of the Year.

Gill Henry, Head of Fundrais­ing, said: “A 48-hour non-stop cy­cling event is a huge chal­lenge and we will be cheer­ing them on. On be­half of the young peo­ple we sup­port, we can’t thank them enough.”

The team will fin­ish their chal­lenge on Fri­day May 17 at 10am. To do­nate to their ef­forts visit justgiv­ing.com/fundrais ing/site­ser­vicescy­cleathon

The site ser­vices de­part­ment from Na­tional Star is gear­ing up for 48-hours of non-stop cy­cling to raise money for the char­ity

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