Super cyclists raise over £15,000

We are delighted to have been given a major boost following the efforts of seven cyclists from Hughes Electrical. Recently, we were presented with nearly £16,000 thanks to the endeavours of the magnificent seven who rode 450 miles in just five days to raise the money.

The ride was the brainchild of serial fundraiser Nigel Jeavons, a senior sales person with Hughes Electrical in Hunstanton who once more persuaded his colleagues to take to the saddle for charity!

The challenge was to visit Hughes’ most northerly, westerly, southerly and easterly branches in five days, with a target of raising £5,000.

It started in Preston, most northerly/westerly before heading to Rayleigh, furthest south, then finishing in Lowestoft.

Said Nigel Jeavons, “Tackling the 450 miles was not without its challenges, particularly when we rode across the Peak District with some pretty intimidating hills, but we knew it was all for a good cause so we just had to keep going.

“Of course, we are thrilled at smashing our original fundraising target and knowing the money will be put to very good use.”

Kirsty Pitcher, The Benjamin Foundation Chief Operating Officer said: “The incredible fundraising by the Hughes team will help us to provide more emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people across all of our services, including in our supported accommodation settings.

“It can also help to provide more training for staff in mental health and support the growth of wellbeing champions across our services, provide much-needed resources and help to reduce social isolation too.

“Fundraising by individuals and businesses is so important and we are extremely grateful to Hughes Electrical staff for their fantastic effort, which will do much to support children and young people in Norfolk and Suffolk.”

A huge thank you to the Hughes Electrical Magnificent Seven!

 

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The Benjamin Foundation Youth Support Worker

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