Cyclists raise money for British Heart Foundation
In memory of our colleague Adrian Brown who recently passed away following a sudden heart attack, CDS staff got on their bikes for a cycle challenge inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire. The goal: to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
We were aiming to cycle the total distance of the professional event, a staggering 705km over 5 days from 27 April to 4 May. Team CDS went much further, smashing their target to complete a grand total of 1,186km. An awesome achievement! Many of the kilometres were completed on a spin bike, provided by PureGym, during meetings, in the mornings, lunch breaks and after work. There was no stopping them.
We raised £1,664, including Gift Aid for British Heart Foundation. Staff contributions were doubled by a CDS company donation.
Stephanie Jones from British Heart Foundation visited our office to provide an insight into their work in the local area and to collect the funds.
CDS Managing Director, Mark Gair said: "It is great to see another fantastic charity raising event at CDS and non-more so than raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. With the recent incredibly sad loss of our colleague Adrian Brown, raising awareness whilst keeping fit and burning calories in the office is a fitting tribute. Next year we may even have some contenders in the Tour de Yorkshire!"
Thanks again to our colleagues for their involvement and support. We smashed both distance and fund raising targets and helped raise money for a great cause and in memory of Adrian.