Refurbishment Contractor to raise £40k for charity on 40th anniversary

27/02/17

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Release date: 27th September 2016

Refurbishment Contractor to raise £40k for charity on 40th anniversary

 

Weston-super-Mare based fit-out contractor County Contractors is set to raise £40,000 for charity after staff completed a Coast-2-Coast bike ride that also marks the business’ 40th anniversary.

 

Six members of County Contractors’ head office team swapped their hard hats for cycle helmets and rode a grueling 260-mile route that swept across England. Departing from Botany Bay, Kent on 23rd September, the team crossed the finish line just three days later on 25th September on Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Grand Pier.

 

The team’s achievement has been sponsored by a range of national and local businesses along with friends, family and colleagues  in their bid to raise at least £40,000 to support six charities as County Contractors celebrates its 40th successful year in business under the motto ’40 for 40!’.

 

Founded in 1976, the specialist refurbishment contractor has developed a reputation both regionally and nationally for delivering quality projects. County Contractors’ clients include international hotel chains Hilton, Marriott, Guoman Thistle and Sheraton along with various retail outlets including Boots The Chemist, which has used County Contractors’ services continuously for the last 40 years.

 

Commenting on the Coast-2-Coast cycle challenge, Peter Mercer, who took part in the event, said: “This fundraiser is all about County Contractors giving something back to the community on the occasion of our 40th anniversary. We’ve always actively helped charitable causes and engaged with our local community to provide support for those who are disadvantaged in some way. With ’40 for 40!’ we want to extend that support and rally our business contacts to give our largest contribution yet to six charities that have each touched, and benefitted, the lives of our staff or their loved ones.

 

“The ride was tough going but great fun, and we all just kept peddling in the knowledge that our efforts were raising much needed funds for great causes.”

 

Ray Heathman, Chairman of County Contractors commented in a celebration event held at the Pier after the team crossed the line: “Once again, my thanks to Kevin, Pete, Roger, Jamie and Paul for your commitment to the cause, and completing the enduring 260 miles cycle ride, without your effort this would not have been possible.”

One of the nominated charities for the Coast-2-Coast challenge is the Weston General Hospital Scanner Appeal. James Rimmer, Chief Executive at Weston Area NHS Trust, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have benefited from the Coast to Coast Bike Ride.

“I’d like to offer a huge thank you to everyone at County Contractors for this generous donation and a huge well done to everyone involved in this fantastic challenge.

“Public support is essential to help us hit our target and to make sure we have new scanning equipment which will provide a range of benefits to patients. Thank you for helping us move closer to our goal.”

The five other nominated charities are Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Guide Dogs, West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, and Weston Hospicecare.

For more information about the ride or to sponsor the event, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CountyC2C .

 

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