London Selco workers are gearing up to take to their bikes in the name of charity.Staff from a number of Selco Builders Warehouse’s north London branches will take to the road in a 60-mile cycle marathon on Friday, June 21 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Selco, the leading building supplies, equipment and tool provider, has nominated Macmillan as its chosen charity, and aims to raise £100,000 by the end of 2013.
In excess of £60,000 has already been raised.
The latest charity activity will see the riders stage a tour of Selco branches in north east London, stopping off at Enfield, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Barking and Romford.
An evening charity event will then be staged at Haringey Football Club which will include three bands playing live. Selco’s North East London Regional Operations Manager Paul Neary has organised the day of fund-raising activity, with Macmillan Cancer Support close to his heart.
“I lost my father seven years ago and the support the Macmillan nurses offered during the final weeks is something I will always be grateful for and will never forget,” said Paul.“To be able to give something back like this is fantastic.”
“None of us doing the marathon are serious cyclists, but we are all putting the hours in at the moment to make sure we are fully prepared.
“It’s not a race or anything like that. We just want everyone to start and finish.”
Joining Paul on the bike ride will be Mark Lucock, Selco’s head of human resource and training as well as a host of Selco store managers: Jamie Robinson of Tottenham, Sean Madden of Ruislip, Enfield’s Billy Donnelly, Barking’s Chris Wedlock, Romford’s Mark Kelly and Kevin Barnes and Paul Asquith of Walthamstow and Croydon respectively.
Other fund-raising activity involving Selco included a special charity day staged at the London Broncos Rugby League club who are sponsored by Selco. Bucket and collections and text donations during the match, plus £1 from every ticket sold contributed to over £3,500 for the charity’s coffers.
To sponsor the cyclists, visit www.justgiving.com/saddlesorejockeys