Branston cycles 100 miles to raise thousands for charity

Posted: 19 September 2016
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The team of Branston staff, suppliers and customers pedalled the gruelling route through the Lincolnshire Wolds, raising more than £22,000 to support the lifesaving work of LIVES, Macmillan Cancer Support, Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance and children’s charity Brainwave.

The 100 mile ride began at the Branston site in Lincolnshire, and saw riders battle wind and rain to complete the tough challenge.

Managing Director James Truscott said: “We are so pleased to have smashed our £10,000 target for our Lincolnshire charity of the year, LIVES and raise huge sums for our chosen charities at the Scotland and South West sites. In spite of torrential rain for most of the day, you couldn’t dampen our spirits and everyone soldiered on and completed the 100 mile ride, receiving a well-deserved cheer and plenty of refreshments provided by our Branston colleagues to warm us up at the finish line.

“This is the second year that we have been running our ‘Branston Century’ charity bike ride and the number of participants has more than doubled this year, which is fantastic. I’m so proud of everyone that took part in the challenge and a massive thank you goes to those who helped organise the event and our generous family, friends, colleagues and customers who donated to such worthwhile causes.”

Nikki Silver, chief executive at LIVES said: “Every year we have to raise over £1 million to keep our responders on the road, so we are thrilled that Branston has raised such a great total. We hosted them at their first stop on Saturday morning and they were looking very bedraggled but were in great spirits, so it’s brilliant to hear they finished!”

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/branstoncenturylincoln