Yamazaki Mazak Employees at machine tool supplier cycle for charity
A number of workers at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester have ridden their bicycles some 200 miles to raise money for charity.
Employees Steve Woolley, Graham Christie, Rob Grimes, Gerry Haines and John Vinall cycled along Offa’s Dyke, the ancient border between England and Wales, in a four-day event that raised £2,850 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
The proceeds have gone toward providing the local hospice with a new nurse call system, wall-mounted televisions and DVD players. Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care and support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families.
Steve Woolley, team leader at Mazak, said: “We all knew that Offa’s Dyke would be a physical challenge, but we hadn’t accounted for the bad weather! The final summit was a real struggle as we ascended a staggering 1,450 feet in just three miles in the driving wind and rain. The summit itself was shrouded in cloud but we toasted our success with a well-earned cup of tea.
Last year, employees from Mazak walked more than 70 miles across Scotland, raising over £4,000 for the children’s charity.