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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.