Tired and saddle-sore but workers arrive at Immingham depot to collect pots of cash

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 28 Oct 2016

MORE than two dozen cyclists from Knauf UK in Sittingbourne, Kent, rode from their factory to their depot in Immingham.

The cycle ride was held in a bid to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Head or Marketing at Knauf UK, Paul Chandler and 24 of his colleagues set off from Iwade in Kent. The four-day journey saw them ride across a range of terrains and through varied weather fluctuations.

Tired and saddle-sore, the group arrived at their destination of Immingham having covered more than 200 miles.

Their efforts were rewarded with family, friends and colleagues raising four times their initial target with a total being almost £4,000.

Knauf UK presentation L-R: Mark Buckley (Knauf), Nicola Irvine (Demelza) Craig Roussell, John Meechan and Keith Whiskin (Knauf) Alex Kopyciok and Rachel Walker (Demelza) Chocolate hamper was offered to cyclists to welcome them back to Kent

Paul said: "There are many incredible causes we considered supporting with our Sittingbourne to Immingham charity bike ride but Knauf selected Demelza as we appreciate the important work being done to positively affect people's lives."

Demelza's Rachel Walker presented the team with a bumper hamper of chocolate to say thank you for their efforts and to mark their return to Kent.

She said: "This was a great effort by the team at Knauf and we are very grateful for the donation which will help our work with all those families who have children with a life-limiting illness that we support."

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