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Accrington woman in 172-mile pedal trek to raise money for hospices
A BANK advisor from Accrington joined her colleagues on a 172-mile cycle for charity.
Rebecca Hall, 24, and 27 other Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank employees pedalled from Workington to Whitby to support the Help The Hospices charity.
The journey, which lasted three days, helped to raise £45,000, with the banks matching their employees’ fundraising donations.
Olympic running legend and BBC commentator, Steve Cram MBE joined the bankers as an ambassador.
Rebecca said: “It was fantastic to set off on this coast to coast bike ride with my colleagues, as well as Steve Cram, by my side for support.
“It was a great experience and I raised much needed funds for Help the Hospices at the same time.
“The bank supported us by match-funding every penny raised, which was great motivation when the ride got more challenging.”
The ride, which took place between Thursday and Saturday, included some of the best scenery Britain has to offer.
Keen cyclists and complete novices tackled varying terrain, from picturesque roads through the Lake District to the open moors of the Pennines.
Help the Hospices is a national charity for hospice care, representing and supporting more than 200 local people.
The charity supports organisations as they attempt to improve end of life care throughout the UK, And the banks have raised more than £2.9 million for it to date.
The charity’s director of fundraising Maxine Trotter said: “We are immensely grateful to Clyds- dale and Yorkshire Banks’ employees, who took part in the Coast to Coast Bike Ride.
“It was a physically challenging but exciting fundraising event for Help the Hospices with generous donations.”
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