A team of employees from Elliotts Builders Merchants, is to ride 510 miles through the French hills in October to raise money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.
Starting on 4th October, the team will cycle the route from Rouen to Annecy over three days to raise £10,000 for the charity.
The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity is the staff-nominated 2018 Charity of the Year for Elliotts. the charity needs to raise £1 million a year to ensure vital services are maintained.
The 510 mile ride, known as the Annecy Challenge, has been organised by Challenge Adventure Charities, founded by Elliotts’ own chairman, Stuart Mason Elliott. The organisation has raised over £4million since the late 90’s for worthwhile causes. Over the year teams from across the construction industry have taken part following a range of routes through the French countryside.
First time riders from Elliotts Living Spaces in Lymington, Sarah Galton and Adriana Walter, sy they are looking forward to the challenge, “This is our first time doing anything like this but, it sounded like a good challenge for a great cause so thought we should give it a go. To be cycling in France with the rest of the team will be an incredible experience.”
Tom Elliott, Managing Director of Elliotts, says “It’s great to see a number of first-time riders in the team this year and we’re all training hard to take on what will be a physically demanding route.
“We’re delighted to be raising money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity and we hope that our fundraising effort will help them to continue the fantastic work they do.”
Elliotts has set up a JustGiving page and are aiming to raise £10,000, with any donations being greatly received. To donate and find out more about the Elliotts team, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elliotts-builders-merchant-2018