On their bike for Age Concern
Cyclists from a security firm raised more than £1,000 for a good cause by getting on their bikes.
The 11 employees from AOS Security, which is based in Orton Southgate in Peterborough, took on the 25-mile cycle ride from the Joan Wake Close Community Centre in Market Deeping to Burghley House, near Stamford.
They celebrated their achievement with a picnic in the grounds of Burghley House afterwards.
They were inspired to do their ride by Mick Elliott, who not only works for AOS but is also a volunteer befriender with Age Concern Deepings, and knows the importance of the work the organisation does.
The group, a voluntary organisation, works to help elderly people in the Deepings, and Mick particularly wanted to help as the group needs to carry out some repairs to the minibus it uses for transporting elderly people to appointments or its events.
AOS managing director Darren Read said: “AOS is committed to the supporting the communities in which we live and work.
“Age Concern is a fantastic charity and I am delighted that our employees have raised more than £1,000 to support this worthy cause. Everyone involved had a great day and even the odd puncture or two didn’t put the brakes on the fundraising.”
Brenda Hurl is the volunteer coordinator for the befriending service at Age Concern Deepings.
She said: “We are only a small concern so it is a wonderful amount for them to have raised for us.”