As 22 members of the Hope66 charity cycling team set off to ride the length of the iconic Route 66 in the United States, VS manufacturer Quickslide decided to have some fun while raising cash towards the epic ride.
Bolstering the latest bid to raise money for the Hope House Children’s Hospices that have become the unofficial ‘official’ charity of many in the glass & glazing industry, Quickslide donated £2 for every window and door sold whilst the riders were en route.
The staff, customers, suppliers and anyone the Brighouse based company could muster also chipped in, raising a massive £6,248 towards an anticipated total of more than £150,000 expected to be raised as a result of 16 cyclists, mostly well-known names from the UK glass & glazing industry, riding more than 2,600 miles along Route 66 in just 14 days. Adrian flew to Santa Monica, California to cheer the riders in at the end of the challenge, where he announced the total of the Quickslide effort.
“It was such a massive project that we felt we had to do something to contribute,” explained Adrian who had members of staff riding their own race on peddle cars and kiddy bikes to raise cash as part of the company’s effort. “Hope House is a marvelous charity and does so much for children with a life limiting condition and their families. And the contribution made by GM Fundraising through the Hope66 ride really makes a difference to the kids.”
“Bearing in mind that everyone on this amazing trip paid their own expenses so every penny raised goes to the charity, we felt we had to get involved. My thanks to all of the staff, customers, suppliers and friends of Quickslide for their good humour and generosity,” he added.
To make your own contribution please go to: www.justgiving.com/teams/hope66