12 June 2018
Cavaghan and Gray have raised over £400 for blood bikes Cumbria.
Blood Bikes is a local charity providing out of hours support 365 days of the year to transport urgently needed blood and other medical requirements between hospitals and blood transfusion banks, as well as supplying the Great North Air Ambulance in Cumbria. The organisation is dependent upon donations and is ran entirely by volunteers.
As part of their Health & Wellbeing Week, colleagues at Cavaghan & Gray raised £431.57 for the Blood Bikes by holding a number of events throughout the month.
This included an exercise bike challenge, which raised £379.65, where colleagues raced to complete five miles in the fastest time. Mike Tate, from the finance team and Emma Routledge, site general manager came top with 9 minutes 15 seconds and 10 minutes 21 seconds respectively. The bike was kindly provided by Whiteheads a local cycle shop.
The NPD team cooked some of the "Balanced for You" range of low calorie meals supplied to M&S for colleagues to try for a small donation, which raised £24.92. The team also organised a dress down day which raised a further £27.00
Ruth Carswell, occupational health, said: “A big thank you to both those who participated and sponsored, I am very proud of the effort that was put in all who supported the events.”
Ruth Carswell, Nathan Thompson and David Fitzpatrick presenting the cheque to Les Turner and Ian Beattie from Cumbria Blood Bikes.