For the fourth time, a team of riders organised and led by Lynn-based Foster Refrigerator, has completed an epic ride along Britain’s North East coast starting North of Berwick-upon-Tweed in Scotland, and finishing in Sunderland.
The ride, which was enjoyed by a team of seven riders, was in support of the COCO charity and covered 123 Miles in two days.
COCO is an international children’s charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. COCO works with communities in remote regions overseas to alleviate the poverty preventing children’s education. COCO stands for Comrades of Children Overseas, a name taken from the famous Comrades Marathon in South Africa in which both its co-Founders, Steve Cram and Jim Panton, ran in 1998.
The Foster’s team, which included Foster’s UK sales director, Ashley Sword and colleague Andy Clarke, together with customers Julian Shine, from Shine food Machinery Ltd, Michael Doffman, from Commercial Catering Equipment, Dave Burnett Fulcrum from Commercial Kitchens, Nick Chiverton from Hard Rock Cafes, and Kevan Jack, from Aaroc Solutions, embarked on the ride on July 23 and arrived at their destination on Friday July 25. They succeeded in raising an impressive £1,800 for COCO, a charity which has also benefitted from a number of other fund-raising events organised by Foster employees.
Ashley Sword said: “Last year’s cycle ride for COCO was so popular and proved to be such a great fundraiser that we naturally felt we had to do it again. It’s a fantastic way of raising money. While we’re all having a great time and getting ourselves a little bit fitter, COCO is benefitting from some much-needed cash to help maintain its wonderful work.”
For more information visit the COCO website: www.coco.org.uk