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