The Fortress Energy team successfully completed our gruelling 146 mile charity cycle and smashed our £10,000 fundraising target too!
We swapped our laptops for bikes and hit the road in the early hours of the morning. We started in Blackpool before traveling through York and ending our route in Scarborough – all to raise much needed funds for the Amelia-Mae Foundation. We received tremendous support along the way, with some onlookers even donating money to our cause which further bolstered team morale.
Martin Atkinson, Fortress Energy MD said:
“It was a fantastic experience and we are delighted to have completed the challenge for such a worthy cause. The team morale on the day was amazing and we never lost sight of the reason for our challenge. Although our legs may be like jelly and our bodies aching, it was so worth it to raise much needed funds to support the Amelia-Mae Foundation.”
The Amelia-Mae Foundation supports families impacted by Neuroblastoma which affects around 100 children each year in the UK. Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumour in childhood after brain tumours and the foundation aims to create laughter and empowerment during the strenuous battle which neuroblastoma causes.
Amelia-Mae Foundation’s Chair of Trustees, John Murray, added:
“We are thrilled to hear the Fortress Energy team completed the 146 mile cycle challenge to help raise awareness and funds for our charity.
It is an amazing achievement indeed and we are extremely grateful that the Amelia-Mae Foundation is their charity of choice. The money raised will help us continue our vital work to support families impacted by Neuroblastoma.”
The main sponsor for our charity ride was our partner company Thortrium, providing accommodation, shirts and medals for competitors as well as support staff. Drillmar, QHSE Aberdeen, Boroughbridge Brick & Tiles , Signs Express Chester, Lensgo and Enterprise Car Rental also made significant donations, making the charity ride possible – we couldn’t have done it without them!
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