Fleet Alliance beats charity fund raising target and passes £100k mark
The monies raised from the evening, which was held at the at the Glasgow Marriott hotel and attended by Fleet Alliance customers, suppliers, local businesses and staff, will be split equally between the two charities. Entertainment was provided by Scottish comedian, Sanjeev Kohli.
'The night exceeded even our best expectations and we would like to thank all those attending for their kind and generous donations,' said Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown.
'Over the last five years we have raised in excess of £100,000 for our nominated charity partners with Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres being the main beneficiary, thanks to the efforts of our customers, suppliers and employees.
'Staff here at Fleet Alliance have cycled, run, skydived and hiked their way – with the generous support of clients and suppliers – to an amazing charity fund-raising total of £75,000 in five years. Now, with the monies raised from our inaugural charity ball, we have beaten the £100,000 barrier. It’s a truly remarkable effort,' he added.
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres have been Fleet Alliance’s preferred charity for five years during which time the annual Maggie's Monster Bike and Hike has been a particular favourite.
This event has raised over £4m through the fund-raising efforts of almost 5,000 participants in a gruelling 30 mile cycle ride and 43 mile hike or run in the Highlands of Scotland.
This year Fleet Alliance acted as transport partner for the event in May, providing an assorted fleet of vehicles including people carriers for Maggie’s staff and volunteers, 4×4 vehicles for teams of off-road marshals, road cars for route marshals and medics and mini-buses for participants.