150 mile cycle challenge for Alzheimer’s Society
On Friday 23rd August an intrepid group of local businessmen and women will join Robin and Chris, to complete a gruelling 150 mile charity cycle ride. The ride follows last year’s 100 mile challenge but this time upping the distance in celebration of our special anniversary.
Setting off from Holyhead in the early hours, they will be joined by colleagues and friends and will cycle back to our Welsh Bridge office. The planned route takes in beautiful views, coastal paths and valleys with support teams along the way providing refreshments.
Robin said: “After the success of last year’s ride, it’s fitting that in our 150th year we increase the distance. We have over 20 other cyclists joining us this time who are keen to take on the challenge. The training has been tough and we’re expecting to be on the road for about 12 hours but there’s a real sense of personal satisfaction and euphoria in completing such a testing route, for such a good cause.”
Our chosen charity for the year is Alzheimer’s Society. The number of people living with dementia is set to rise to 1 million by 2025 and with six nursing homes across Shropshire and Cheshire, our employees see first-hand how devastating the disease can be.
Co-workers, family and friends will be gathering in The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury from 6pm to welcome the cyclists back to Shrewsbury.
Lisa Courtney, Alzheimer’s Society’s Community Fundraiser for Staffordshire & Shropshire, added: “We are thrilled and grateful that such a well-known business in Shropshire is helping us raise awareness and unite against dementia. Cycling 150 miles won’t be an easy task so the team and I would like to wish them all the best and thank everyone again for taking part in this fundraising event.”
If you would like to help us reach our target, donations can be made via the JustGiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/morris-company-150mile-cycle-rideBack to news
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