Kent Blaxill cyclists raise 7,311 for charity
Kent Blaxill cyclists raise 7,311 for charity

Cyclists raise £7,311 for charity

A 120-mile cycle ride that called in for a rest stop at the new Saffron Walden store of building supplies company Kent Blaxill has resulted in the presentation of cheques totalling £7,311 to two charities.

Among staff, suppliers and customers of the Kent Blaxill who took part in a 120-mile cycle ride at the end of June was Steve Wingham of GCA Ltd, which is the landlord of the new KB store on Saffron Walden's Shire Hill industrial estate.

Sponsorship money from the event was presented recently as two £3,655.78 cheques to representatives of the Rob George Foundation and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Around 50 cyclists completed the Kent Blaxill tour of Essex and Suffolk, which started and finished at the company’s Colchester store, and took in stops at Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury.

Simon Blaxill, Kent Blaxill managing director, said: “Everyone raised at least £100 and some a great deal more. The Air Ambulance relies on charity and covers the region in which we operate offering an invaluable service, although one we hope we will never need. The Rob George Foundation provides opportunities and support for young people – perhaps an Olympian of the future.”

​Crown was the main sponsor of the event shirts and event organisation costs.