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Jewson puts the wheels into motion for annual Tour De Jewson

Builders’ merchant Jewson is welcoming riders in its sixth annual Tour de Jewson charity bike ride, which sees Jewson employees, customers and suppliers come together to raise money for charity.

Jewson puts the wheels into motion for annual Tour De Jewson

The Tour de Jewson will launch on Friday 23 September, with riders tackling up to 12 routes to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK and National Air Ambulance.

This year’s event will also feature a special day of fundraising on Friday 30 September, where participants will ride in memory of Rod Leigh, a former, much-loved, Jewson employee who sadly passed away suddenly in June this year. The money raised from the Ride for Rod event will go towards purchasing community defibrillators.

Mark Rayfield, CEO at Jewson, said: “As a business, we’re committed to supporting charities of all shapes and sizes, especially those that are close to the hearts of our employees and their families.

“The planned challenges are by no means easy, but the devotion of the teams involved in each one makes all of the hard work worthwhile.”

The event is part of a wider commitment from Jewson to support local charities across the UK, alongside its charity partners for 2016, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia charity, and SANE, a specialist national mental health charity.

For more information or to register to ride, visit: www.tourdejewson.co.uk.

To donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK and National Air Ambulance visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tourdejewson

To donate to raise money for a community defibrillator visit: http://www.gseller.co.uk/?obituaries=rod-leigh-2

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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