Accountants saddle up for charity



Five accountants from Truro have swapped their suits for lycra in a 325-mile relay cycle with the aim of raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West.

The team of accountants from Bishop Fleming’s Truro office set off on Tuesday (September 8) to cycle the 55 miles to Plymouth.

The charity ride will see over 100 staff members pedal their way across five counties to reach all seven of the Bishop Fleming offices.

Natercia Hughes, charities manager at Bishop Fleming, said: “We certainly have a big challenge ahead of us, but our determination to raise as much money for Children’s Hospice South West will serve as great motivation for the team.

“It’s brought all the offices together, with those not cycling helping with first aid, acting as support crew and even baking treats for the riders to ease their aches and pains.

“It’s really easy to donate; people that wish to support can visit Just Giving and search for Tour of BF.”

Sarah Stott, corporate partnership fundraiser for CHSW, added: “We are really grateful to Bishop Fleming for choosing us as one of their charities, and any funds that they raise will go towards helping us offer care and support to children with life limiting conditions and their families.”

Bishop Fleming’s Ewan McClymont with Business Cornwall’s Morveth Ward, who took part in the first leg from Truro to Plymouth

“We rely entirely on voluntary donations so we wish them the very best of luck on their fundraising challenge.”

Employees taking part are Ewan McClymont, Bryn Martin, Lucy Langdon, Andy Rice, and Natercia Hughes.

Each office has chosen a local charity to support, with the combined goal of raising a total of £15k for seven chosen charities.

The Truro office has also hosted a number of fundraising events to raise awareness of the cycling tour, including a pub quiz that raised nearly £1k.

The tour has even inspired a Cycle to Work scheme, which launched at the start of the summer.

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