Tour de Try raises £25,000 for World Child Cancer

Members from across Galliford Try Partnerships’ nine offices around the UK took part in a companywide cycling event during ‘Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’, raising £25,000 along the way.

The Tour de Try was a weeklong cycling event where employees were encouraged to step away from their desks to hop onto exercise bikes located in communal areas in each office, collectively riding over 800 miles. The challenge culminated in a final 60-mile race along the Tarka Trail to the company’s head office in Exeter.

Galliford Try Partnerships Chief Executive, Stephen Teagle, commented:

“I am extremely proud of the hard work that has taken place for our first ever national charity event - Tour de Try. An enormous amount of effort has been put into fundraising across all our business units. We are also very grateful of the support from our suppliers and clients. Our partnership with World Child Cancer is changing lives for the better.”

World Child Cancer has been chosen as Galliford Try Partnerships’ charity of the year for 2018 / 19 with staff raising money through various events such as the Tour de Try across the year.

World Child Cancer Corporate Account Manager, Dave Sculthorpe, expressed his gratitude to all those involved;

“This event has really shown how successful the partnership has become in such a short space of time. It is very impressive how motivated, engaged and involved staff are from all Galliford Try’s various offices. We would like to send a huge thanks to all the organisers, participants and sponsors that have helped make this event a success.”

Aiming to raise £50,000 across the year, Galliford Try Partnerships has already raised over £40,000 which will help give children with cancer a faster route to better treatment. This is thanks to the hard work and commitment of its employees and dedication of their partners.

We would also like to send a special thanks to all sponsors that helped to make the Tour de Try a resounding success; MPB Structures, Darren Evans Assessments, Osborne Clark, Parker Bromley, Shoosmiths, Trowers and Hamlins, Corbyn.

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