Liverpool based firm kicks
off worldwide fundraiser with donation to local baby hospice
LIVERPOOL based property and
construction consultancy, Gleeds, has been first out of the blocks in an
international fundraising campaign, donating over £1000 to local baby hospice,
ZoŽ's Place. The usually office based team, most of whom had not ridden a bike
since their school days, recently completed a mammoth 130 mile bike ride; 1
mile for every year the company has been trading.
Carol Kirkham, fundraising manager at ZoŽ's Place which was founded in Liverpool
in 1995, said:- "We are delighted with the success of the Gleeds team and
the fantastic sum of money they've been able to raise. Thanks to them we will be
able to purchase a specialist hoist that enables us to lift babies out of their
cots or the bath, a bespoke piece of equipment that we desperately need and
which will make life for everyone so much easier."
With 56 offices worldwide, Gleeds chose to begin its 2016 charity initiative
from its Liverpool base with the team crossing the finish line at Leeds Canal
Basin after just 15 hours. Many of those taking part visited the charity prior
to the ride in order to gain an understanding of how the money they raised would
be used and were inspired by seeing the work the charity does first hand.
Commenting on the ride Paul Boyle, Director for Gleeds in Liverpool, commented:-
"It was truly motivating to see the work undertaken at ZoŽ's Place and,
while we are not suggesting we will ever reach the dizzy heights of Tour De
France Winner Chris Froome and Team Sky, we are thrilled to have been able to do
our bit to raise money for such an incredible organisation which is doing so
much good for babies and infants in the local community."
The ride was the 1st in a series of events taking place under the banner of Gleeds'
'Global Challenge', which will see the firm attempting to raise
at least £130,000 to commemorate its' 130th year in business.
To find out how you can support ZoŽ's Place visit:-
Zoes-Place.Org.UK or head to:-
JustGiving.Com/Company/Gleeds for more information about
Gleeds' Global Challenge.
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