Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Chorley Building Society’s cycle for St Catherine’s

GroupStaff from Chorley Building Society have collectively pedalled more than 100 miles in a day, in support of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Workers took turns completing half-an-hour slots on an exercise bike at their head office branch in Foxhole Road, and raised £224 in sponsorships.

It follows colleagues taking on the Great North Swim and a Colour Run recently, all helping to bring the total raised by workmates for the hospice to more than £2,000.

GandJMarketing manager Zöe Patterson explained: “We have a charity committee and this was one of the ideas put forward as part of our commitment to support St Catherine’s, which is our charity of the year.

“About 20 colleagues took part – people were really keen and we filled the slots within a couple of hours after we announced the challenge to our staff.

Sarah Colour Run“Chorley Building Society’s mission is to make a difference to the lives of our members and the local community. St Catherine’s Hospice does a fantastic job and touches the lives of many in our community.

“We are delighted to support our chosen charity in any way we can which is why the Society holds a fundraising activity for St Catherine’s every month. We have held book sales, raffles, dress down days, bake sales and sweep stakes.”

Emma colour runChorley Building Society chief executive officer, Stephen Penlington, kicked off the fundraiser in the morning. The team aimed to cycle 100 miles, but managed to reach 134 miles.

St Catherine’s fundraiser, Hayley Jackson, said: “It’s wonderful that staff from Chorley Building Society are thinking of lots of different ways to raise funds and awareness for the charity. They’re doing a variety of activities to involve everyone and it’s great to hear how enthusiastic they are in their fundraising efforts.

“Well done to the relay team for breaking the 100-mile target, and to those who took on the Great North Swim and Colour Run! We’re very grateful for the generous donations; we simply couldn’t provide our specialist palliative and end-of-life care to local people without the continued, vital support of our local communities and businesses like Chorley Building Society.”