Fleet Alliance beats fund-raising target
The Glasgow-based fleet solutions provider has reported fantastic fund-raising efforts, including support for eight hardy souls who will be taking part in the "Monster Bike and Hike" at the beginning of May.
For this 24-hour challenge, each staff member taking part must cycle 30 miles, and then can opt for the Bronze route which is a further eight miles on foot; the Silver route which is another 22 miles; or the Gold route which is an incredible 43 extra miles.
Last year, commercial director David Blackmore ran the whole of the 43 miles after the bike ride and plans to do the same again this year – legs and mind willing!
Managing director Martin Brown paid tribute to the fund-raising efforts of all involved.
'As a company we have adopted Maggie's as our company charity, and are delighted to have raised thousands of pounds in the process for this exceptionally worthy cause.
'We wanted to raise the bar again this year and had set a target of £10,000 in sponsorship – it now looks like we will have to raise it again having beaten it out of sight by the end of April, which is a great effort. Our thanks to everyone concerned.
'Maggie's provides much needed support for anyone in the UK with cancer or family members caring for a loved one affected by this dreadful illness and we are proud to support it through our fund-raising efforts,' he said.
Maggie's Cancer Care Charity comprise five centres in Scotland, including Edinburgh and Glasgow, plus London, Oxford and south west Wales, with three more planned in Nottingham, the north east and the Cotswolds.
Anyone wishing to support the Fleet Alliance fund-raising effort should call 0845 601 8407 or visit www.justgiving.com/fleet-alliance