Kevin Greenhalgh (left), and Chris Hall (right), Lafarge northern region business managers, handing over their donation to Sue Saunders from Help for Heroes.

Lafarge executives saddle up to help heroes

Published:  29 May, 2009

BIRMINGHAM: Four members of Lafarge Cement UK’s sales, marketing and supply chain teams have presented two charities, including Help for Heroes, with around £3400 after completing a 500-mile charity bike ride in France.

 

 

The team, known as the ‘Lafarge Baggies’, successfully completed the cycling challenge in three days, starting off in Lens and travelling through Fontainebleau and Bourges to the foot of Puy de Dome in the Auvergne, France.

 

Thanks to their efforts and support from the company – which included branded cycling gear and transport – the team were able to present £1500 to Help for Heroes and £770 to the Prostate Cancer Charity.  

The team consisted of supply and distribution director, Dave Burley; packed business manager Kevan Greenhalgh; northern region business manager, Chris Hall and Barnstone plant manager, Chris Stephens.

Chris Hall said: “We’re all only occasional cyclists so this was a big challenge. While the cycling was tough, it was very rewarding to be able to raise funds for two charities we strongly support. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, including Lafarge, our customers and suppliers for their support and donations.”

Members of the team plan to raise similar amounts when they cycle from London to Paris next September.

Since its launch in October 2007, Help for Heroes has raised £17.5m. For ideas on how to get involved with this charity, visit the website

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