Linx Employees Get In The Saddle For Charity
A team of cyclists from coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has completed a 260-mile charity bike ride from the company's St Ives headquarters all the way to its office in Évry, France. The group’s endeavours are on course to raise £10,000 for East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The riders – Chris Dove, Jason Rothwell, John Tierney, Malgorzata Gorecka-Kozubal, Padraig Finn, Paul Gregory, Slawomir Kozubal, Tom Waughman, Wayne Gimblett and Mark Spedding, with Luke Fairhead in the support vehicle – set off from Linx at 9am on Friday 27th May, eventually arriving at Linx Évry, on the outskirts of Paris, on the following Monday afternoon. While some members are experienced cyclists, others had bought their first bike specifically for the event.
To mark this achievement, the company was presented with a framed photo by the East Anglian Air Ambulance at a special Linx family fun day held a few days later. The riders also received medals from Nigel Hood, Managing Director of Linx.
"It was a truly fantastic effort from everyone involved," said organiser Chris Dove. “We’ll always have our medals to remind us of this brilliant achievement for a great cause, and needless to say, they are Linx laser engraved! And we are already thinking about another route for next year.”
The event was part of Linx’s 2016 charitable activities, in which the company will be supporting a number of different charities which are close to the hearts of its employees.
“We know a lot of our associates already get involved in various fundraising activities outside work, so we wanted to ensure we donate to organisations and activities that mean the most to our people,” explains Kate Burn, HR Director of Linx Printing Technologies.