Elliotts takes on charity cycle

Elliotts takes on charity cycle

A team of employees from Elliotts Builders Merchant will ride 510 miles through the French hills during October to raise money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.

Starting on 4 October, the team will cycle the gruelling route from Rouen to Annecy over three days to raise £10,000 for the charity.

The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity is the staff-nominated 2018 Charity of the Year for Elliotts and the charity needs to raise £1 million a year to ensure vital services are maintained.

First time riders from Elliotts Living Spaces in Lymington, Sarah Galton and Adriana Walter, are looking forward to the challenge and said: “This is our first time doing anything like this but, it sounded like a good challenge for a great cause so thought we should give it a go. To be cycling in France with the rest of the team will be an incredible experience.”

The 510 mile ride, known as the Annecy Challenge, has been organised by Challenge Adventure Charities, founded by Elliotts’ own chairman, Stuart Mason Elliott. The organisation has raised over £4million since the late 90’s for worthwhile causes.

Rachel Rawlings, Corporate Engagement & Partnerships Fundraiser for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity, commented: “We’re so grateful to all the team at Elliotts who are involved with this incredible challenge. All funds raised will support the work of the Hospice and ensure that vital services are maintained for patients and their families.”

Tom Elliott, Managing Director of Elliotts, added: “It’s great to see a number of first-time riders in the team this year and we’re all training hard to take on what will be a physically demanding route.

“We’re delighted to be raising money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity and we hope that our fundraising effort will help them to continue the fantastic work they do.”

Elliotts has set up a JustGiving page and are aiming to raise £10,000. To donate and find out more about the Elliotts team, click here.

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