CRASH and Wirral Hospice St John’s will be the fortunate beneficiaries of a remarkable charity cycle challenge.
A team from Knauf Insulation will get on their bikes and take to the roads over the Jubilee Weekend to raise money for the two causes close to their hearts.
Their journey will begin at Knauf Insulation’s manufacturing plant in Hartlepool on Saturday 2nd June and follow a 360 mile route to Cardiff, stopping along the way at the company’s plants in St Helens, Queensferry and Cwmbran. The challenge will end when the cyclists arrive in Cardiff on Tuesday 5th June.
“We thought it would be a nice way to link all the Knauf Insulation manufacturing plants”, said David Grimes, financial risk control manager at Knauf Insulation, who came up with the idea of ‘Tour de Knauf Insulation’. “We also wanted to raise awareness and money for our two chosen charities, CRASH and Wirral Hospice, St John’s which is close to our employees’ hearts.”
CRASH is the construction and property industry’s charity which focuses on improving buildings used to help homeless people by providing professional advice, supplying free materials or awarding cash grants. This unique, practical approach means that vital renovations and developments can be carried out to a high standard, providing a safe, sustainable and welcoming refuge for people in need.
“We are delighted and so very grateful to be named as one of the chosen charities for this incredible challenge. The generosity of the Knauf Insulation team to not only give up their long bank holiday weekend but to also raise money for CRASH and Wirral Hospice St John’s is exceptional,” said CRASH Development Manager Kate Marsh.
Hayley Dykes, community and events fundraiser from Wirral Hospice St John’s, said: “Wirral Hospice St John’s has been greatly supported by the St Helen’s branch of Knauf Insulation following the personal experience of one of their employees. We are excited and very honored to have been chosen along with CRASH for such a fantastic challenge.”
Wirral Hospice St John’s provides Specialist Palliative Care and support for patients with severe and progressive diseases, usually cancer, where curative treatment is no longer possible. The demands on the Hospice continue to grow – this year the cost of providing care to all their patients and their loved ones will be over £3Million, £2Million of this will be raised from local voluntary sources.
St Helen’s based Century Limousines will be providing complimentary transport for the challengers – dropping them off at the starting point and picking them up from their final destination.
To sponsor the team and register a donation, visit http://www.justgiving.com/knaufinsulation or follow @KnaufUK to track their progress on twitter.