Evesham flooring firm wheels in grand total for local hospice - The Evesham Observer

Evesham flooring firm wheels in grand total for local hospice

Evesham Editorial 7th Jul, 2017   0

KIND-hearted staff from an Evesham based design flooring specialist saddled up and used pedal power to raise nearly £1,000 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Last Sunday five members of staff from Karndean got on their bikes to cycle around the Worcestershire countryside to help raise vital funds for the hospice.

The Velo Drones team completed the 64 mile bikeathon, despite the opportunity for a shorter distance.

This is not the first time the flooring firm has raised funds for St Richard’s Hospice. In July 2015 they raised £3,000 for the hospice in memory of a much loved colleague by tackling a 45-mile Paddle, Plod and Pedal challenge.

The money raised will help support the hospice which provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones.

Richard Crook, operations director for Karndean Designflooring said “The bikeathon was a challenge for all of us, but it was a challenge for all of us, but it was also very rewarding as the money is going to such a worthy cause.

“I’m grateful to all my teammates who took part and worked hard to raise these vital funds. Also showing appreciation to the dedicated organisers who made the event such a success.”

Ria Simons, fundraiser for St Richard’s Hospice said “The support we have received from the local community is astonishing and we are very thankful. All of the participants gave it their all and we’d like to congratulate them for their efforts as well as pass on our gratitude.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/karndeanvelodrones to donate.

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