Scots pair race previous preliminary goal, elevating £15k in 400 mile charity cycle

A SCOTS duo undertook a 400 mile charity cycle to boost funds for most cancers assist charities Maggie’s Lanarkshire and Inverness.

Martin Leonard and Roger Corridor previously labored for the Airdrie-based world drinks enterprise, Worldwide Beverage, and got down to increase cash for a trigger near house for tens of millions.

The formidable cyclists beat their preliminary £4,000 goal, in the end elevating a powerful £7,840 which the corporate fund matched.

On Friday 12 Could the pair set off from the enterprise’s Wick-based Pulteney Distillery within the far North of Scotland, racing previous 5 of the corporate’s Scottish distilleries over simply 4 days.

The businessmen left their places of work to embark on the whopping 400 mile journey

The duo braved the unpredictable Scottish climate visiting Balblair, Speyburn, Knockdhu and Balmenach distilleries, earlier than gearing up for the ultimate stretch to the enterprise’ Lanarkshire HQ on Monday 15 Could.

All through the route, Martin and Roger had been cheered on by distillery groups and their households, earlier than receiving a heat welcome and celebratory dram from their colleagues upon their return to their Airdrie places of work.

This yr Worldwide Beverage staff voted for Maggie’s as their charitable associate of the yr.

Martin and Roger’s difficult bike journey is considered one of many fundraising occasions that the corporate has deliberate for the approaching months.

Constructed within the grounds of Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, Maggie’s Lanarkshire depends on voluntary donations to run its high-quality programme of assist.

The charity’s purpose is to make the largest distinction attainable to individuals dwelling with most cancers and their household and buddies.

Worldwide Beverage helps a wide-range of charities and neighborhood tasks yearly round their UK places.

Their Spirit of Our Group Awards programme, gives monetary assist to voluntary and neighborhood teams, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations doing nice work.

Roger Corridor, Chief Monetary Officer for Worldwide Beverage, stated: “Worldwide Beverage has a longstanding dedication to supporting charities that matter to its employees and local people, our newest fundraiser isn’t any exception.

“I had the pleasure of visiting the Maggie’s Centre in Airdrie only in the near past in preparation for this yr’s partnership and fundraising.

“It’s a exceptional place, very tranquil and calm.

“Like many others, my household has been impacted by most cancers and that is what has pushed me to get entangled in making an attempt to boost as a lot cash as attainable.  

“For anybody who has to go to Maggie’s it’s a worrying and complicated time of their lives however the individuals who work and volunteer there are simply superb at placing you and your loved ones relaxed and offering sensible and loving assist.”

Val Smith, Centre Fundraising Supervisor for Maggie’s Lanarkshire, added: “We’re thrilled to have been chosen as Worldwide Beverage’s Charity Companion of the Yr.

“Their fundraising to this point by means of the Glasgow Kiltwalk and different actions will be sure that we are able to proceed to be there for households affected by most cancers, throughout the Lanarkshire neighborhood.

“The 400 mile cycle problem was not for the faint hearted nonetheless we had each religion that Martin and Roger would smash it.

“Maggie’s Lanarkshire and Inverness are overwhelmed and intensely grateful for the outstanding £15,680 raised.”

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