Bike ride raises an impressive £4,500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Intrepid cyclists from building society the West Brom pedalled their way to success to raise more than £4,500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The Branch to Branch Cycle Challenge saw 22 cyclists, known affectionately as the ‘West Brom Wheelies’, clock up around 80 miles during two relay races around the Black Country and Birmingham.
Their grand tour began at the Society’s head office in West Bromwich town centre. The Wheelies, dressed in purple for the building society and yellow for Marie Curie, then split into four teams to cover two different routes over two days.
They called at 20 different West Brom branches along the way, collecting donations and sponsorship money.
Jim King, Communications Manager at the West Brom, said: “We really enjoyed putting on another major fundraising event on behalf of Marie Curie as it is our charity of the year and so important to our staff.
The cycle challenge was a great experience with all the participants quite literally going the extra mile in support of this vital cause and raising a fantastic amount of money."
Arun Sharma, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Head of Corporate Fundraising, said:
"We are very grateful to the 'West Brom Wheelies' for their fantastic efforts in completing the Branch to Branch Cycle Challenge and to everyone who gave generously.
“The funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices. The support given is really appreciated.”