BrightHouse Puts Wheels in Motion for the NSPCC
Posted 04/06/2014 by BrightHouse Team
BrightHouse colleagues always go the extra mile when it comes to fundraising for the NSPCC, but their latest efforts have seen them go even further than that.
You may have seen our recent posts about two BrightHouse colleagues who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon, where they ran a staggering 26.2 miles for the NSPCC.
Since April, some of our colleagues have taken to their bicycles to travel an incredible 40 miles to raise money for the NSPCC.
Steve Hall, Mark Caudwell, and Craig Highly, who all work in the White Goods unit of the BrightHouse National Service Centre, took part in a sponsored cycle challenge that saw them riding all the way from Manchester to Liverpool.
They completed this 40 mile challenge over the bank holiday weekend, following a route along the Manchester Ship Canal through Lymm and Widnes towards Liverpool. They were supported along the way by their colleague Luke Buckle, who met them at the finish line to drive them home.
Leo McKee, chief executive at BrightHouse and honorary member of the NSPCC council commented:
“We’re all hugely grateful to Steve, Mark and Craig for their efforts for the NSPCC, which will provide funds for the charity to continue supporting children and families across the UK. BrightHouse are immensely proud to work with the NSPCC in its mission to end cruelty to children in the UK.”
Thanks to their efforts, Steve, Mark and Craig raised an amazing £1,370 through sponsorship, a raffle, and a contribution from BrightHouse.
Well done to all three cyclists for such a fantastic achievement.
Since the start of its partnership with the NSPCC in 2010, BrightHouse has raised over £456,000 for the charity, with the company match-funding all the money raised by colleagues. In April 2014, the partnership was renewed for a further three years, and BrightHouse is committed to raising £125,000 per year through store fundraising, individual fundraising, and providing gifts in kind to local NSPCC Service Centres.
The NSPCC is one of BrightHouse’s official charity partners, and is the only charity focused on ending cruelty to children in the UK. The NSPCC provides a range of services to help and support vulnerable children and families across the UK and Channel Islands. Other vital NSPCC services include ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people, and the NSPCC helpline which provides 24-hour support and advice for adults who are worried about a child’s safety or welfare.