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Dealership donates £1,000 after saddling up for cycling challenge
A team of 10 staff from a car dealership got into gear to cycle 45 miles and raise £1,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.
This year the workers at Sytner BMW in Harold Wood gave up their August bank holiday to take part in the challenging bike ride which took them along roads in Essex and East London.
Neil Fenton, Parts Manager, said, "This is the third time we have organised a cycling event for Saint Francis Hospice and it was a really great day."
Supporting the charity has become personal for Neil, whose mother in law Audrey French was cared for at the hospice before she died of cancer last year.
"It was such a nice environment and it made a big difference to Audrey and our family," said Neil.
"She could not be cared for at home and we were glad she was able to come to the hospice."
Technician Matt Spina, who was part of the dynamic team, said, "There was a lot of fun and laughter along the way as our varied levels of fitness were revealed."
Fellow Technician Matt Clements said the event was also about team building and getting to know staff from other departments.
Lauren Josman, Corporate Partnership Manager at the hospice, said, "We are absolutely delighted that staff at Sytner BMW in Harold Wood enjoyed a day of fun and adventure while raising £1,000 for the hospice.
"We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and hope their efforts will spur other companies and organisations into action and help us raise the vital funds we need to provide excellent care and support to people affected by life limiting illnesses."
Left to right: Matt Spina, Neil Fenton, Lauren Josman and Matt Clements