£518 raised in Serco’s 24hr cycling challenge

Serco has raised £518 for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Charity Trust after cycling 620.32 miles in 24 hrs. The funds were specifically dedicated to the Holt Ward’s new 1950s style sitting room and the Respiratory Equipment Fund.

Serco arranged the 24hr cycling challenge in the restaurant on Thursday 19th February where participants were invited to fill slots of 15 minutes to 10 hours to help benefit the hospital charity appeals. The ‘virtual route’ was from Norwich to Glasgow with the 588 mile route being achieved ahead of the 24 hour target with Bob Wotton, Facilities Operations Manager, crossing the finish line at 22hrs 15mins.

Kang-Ting Lee, Contract Administrator and Health & Wellbeing lead commented: “A massive thank you to Active Norfolk for allowing us to use the WattBike, Mark Diack, who almost single handedly marshalled the night shift and arranged all their booking slots and Darren Gillman, who kindly provided the bikes and turbo trainer and was on hand throughout to deal with all manner of technical and mechanical issues!”

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: “We are really grateful to Serco for selecting two hospital projects to benefit from the fundraising. It was great to see both NNUH staff and Serco involved together to fundraise for the two worthy causes.”

The virgin money page is still open for any further donations http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SercoNNUH.

Thursday 26th of February 2015 12:00:33 PM