Five colleagues from the Frosts Garden Centre Restaurant at Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes raised a whopping ?3,058.75 for charity by undertaking a 170 mile cycle ride and run.
The five friends began the challenge in Wigan on Monday 30th June, cycling the 150 miles to Northampton in just two days. They then ran the remaining 20 miles to the Garden Centre on the third day where they were greeted by a homecoming party of their friends, family and colleagues.
Sam Pateman, Ricky Reeve, Ricky Chesse, Ryan Mitchel and Alex Simmons completed the challenge for their colleagues; Sophie and Charlotte Standen and Emily and Charlotte Brazier, who sadly lost their mums to cancer within six months of each other. The young men swapped their aprons for bright pink, Frosts-sponsored lycra outfits, for their biggest ever challenge. All money raised is going to Bereavement for Children UK, Macmillan Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK.
The practice bikes were generously donated to the boys by Glyn Brazier (Emily and Charlotte?s father) to train with. The road bikes were donated by Halfords.
Sam Pateman said: ?We?re really pleased to have completed the challenge, it took a lot of training but it was all worth it to raise so much money for these amazing charities. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us with sponsorship, to Glyn and Halfords for the bikes, and to Frosts for the lycras.?
James Frost, Managing Director at Frosts Garden Centre, said: ?We?re incredibly proud of the boys, they took on a huge challenge and worked incredibly hard to train and complete it. We?re glad to have been able to support them along the way and to have welcomed them back to the Centre to celebrate on Thursday.?
For any last minute donations, there is a Virgin Money donation page: www.virginmoneygiving.com/FFA.