More than two dozen intrepid cyclists from Knauf UK rode from their factory near Sittingbourne to their depot in Immingham to raise funds for Demelza.
Paul Chandler and 24 of his colleagues set off from Iwade in Kent on September 9 and rode for four days across varied terrain – and through some wild fluctuations in weather – before arriving at their destination, saddle-sore and weary on September 12 – a huge challenge covering more than two hundred miles.
But their efforts were rewarded with family, friends and colleagues raising almost £4,000 for the children’s charity – almost four times their initial target of £1,000.
Paul said: “There are many incredible causes we considered supporting with our Sitingbourne-to-Immingham charity bike ride, but Knauf selected Demelza as we appreciate the important work being done to positively affect people’s lives.”
Demelza’s Rachel Walker presented the team with a bumper hamper of chocolate goodies to mark their return to Kent and to thank them for the marathon feat.
She said: “This was a great effort by the team at Knauf and we are very grateful for the donation which will help our work with all those families who have children with life-limiting illness that we support.”