Fleet Alliance raises 13k in latest effort for cancer care
The latest fund-raising effort – the charity's Monster Bike and Hike – was held over the bitterly cold and windy May Bank Holiday weekend and had over a thousand entrants, including eight members of staff from Fleet Alliance, who all completed the course.
However, there was one outstanding achievement. Commercial director David Blackmore went one better than last year's 15th place, finishing a highly impressive 14th out of 1,000, in a time of 12 hours 10 minutes.
Helped by such efforts, Fleet Alliance has already beaten its fund-raising target for the year. The company has set a benchmark of £10,000 for the whole of 2010, but, thanks to generous donations from clients, suppliers, staff and family members, it has easily beaten that target less than five months into the year.
Managing director Martin Brown paid tribute to the staff who took part and the fund-raising efforts of all involved.
'I would like to extend our thanks to all those who took part, those who supported them physically and those who backed them with their sponsorship. We had set a £10,000 fund-raising target for this year and to beat that so soon into the year is a remarkable achievement.
'I'm pleased to report that the entire Fleet Alliance team attained their personal goals in spite of some unseasonably windy weather. The team gave their all and everyone at Fleet Alliance is very proud of their achievements.
'The donations we have received will go a long way towards helping Maggie's provide invaluable support for anyone with cancer or for family members caring for a loved one affected by the illness,' he added.
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