Posted: Sun 7th Aug 2011

Businessmen Cycle From London To Paris For Hospice for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Aug 7th, 2011

The team of thirteen businessmen who cycled from London to Paris raising £20,000 for Nightingale House Hospice in the process.

Thirteen businessmen, including staff from Jolly Good Van Hire in Wrexham recently cycled from London to Paris to raise £20,000 for Nightingale House Hospice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 192 mile challenge took three days to complete, beginning in the heart of the city of London, heading south en route to the coast, through northern France and ending by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The men were aged between 37 – 57 ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mark Hughes, sales manager at Jolly Good Van Hire said: “It’s great to get a team of local business people to do something positive for a very important charity like Nightingale House Hospice.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The team was made up of various abilities, shapes, sizes and so it was not an easy challenge. It was shear determination and team spirit that got us through it.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As well as staff from Jolly Good Van Hire, employees of other businesses such as Barclays, Beresford Adams,Electromec, Datacraft, Lloyd Morris Electrical, Track You and Trailwalk took part. A team from Expedition Wise in Coedpoeth Wrexham supported the team. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rachael Jones, Corporate Fundraiser at Nightingale House Hospice said: “On behalf of the hospice I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who took part in this fantastic challenge to help raise money for the Hospice. The money raised will help provide specialist palliative care for the hospice’s patients and their families when they need it the most.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find out more about how to help raise money for Nightingale House Hospice visit or call Income Generation on 01978 314292. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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