Work pals raise £50k for Pud­sey

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR LIFE -

Some of the GEFCO UK team when they ap­peared on BBC Chil­dren in Need

A GROUP of 47 cy­clists from GEFCO UK smashed their fundrais­ing tar­get of £50,000 af­ter cy­cling 300 miles from Coven­try to Paris for BBC Chil­dren in Need.

Sev­eral mem­bers from the GEFCO UK cy­cling team joined the BBC Mid­lands To­day team at Wolver­hamp­ton Grand Theatre for the BBC Chil­dren in Need live broad­cast on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, to cel­e­brate their achieve­ment with other fundrais­ers from the re­gion.

“At GEFCO UK, we are hugely sup­port­ive of team-build­ing ini­tia­tives, es­pe­cially when they are fo­cused on rais­ing money for a worth­while char­ity like BBC Chil­dren in Need,” said He­len Grover, di­rec­tor of hu­man re­sources, GEFCO UK.

“We are ex­tremely proud of our cy­cling team who pulled to­gether to train on week­ends and com­plete the chal­lenge with fly­ing colours, de­spite many of them not know­ing each other be­fore.

“Ap­pear­ing on BBC Mid­lands To­day for the live Chil­dren in Need show was an hon­our for the team and it was a fab­u­lous end to our fundrais­ing chal­lenge.”

The GEFCO UK cy­cling team were sup­ported by fit­ness train­ers from Freestyle 360 dur­ing the chal­lenge, which was also part of GEFCO UK’s com­mit­ment to en­cour­ag­ing health and well­be­ing and team build­ing amongst its staff.

“The Coven­try to Paris cy­cle chal­lenge not only re­sulted in £50,000 be­ing raised for char­ity, but led

af­fect mil­lions of peo­ple across the world, and how young peo­ple can use their voice to change have a sus­tain­able, pos­i­tive change.”The meet­ing with Jim Cunningham, MP for Coven­try South, was part of a lobby day or­gan­ised by ONE. They dis­cussed how the UK sup­ports the world’s poor­est and the im­por­tance of keep­ing it fo­cused on poverty re­duc­tion. They also dis­cussed its con­tri­bu­tion to boost­ing global health.

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