To mark the 20th year of its nominated charity Greenfingers, the team at Rolawn has stepped up its fundraising efforts with multiple events throughout 2019. The latest – a two-day, 170-mile Coast to Coast cycle challenge – took place last weekend and raised £903, taking the total raised in the year to date to £1,860.
On Saturday 10 August, four cyclists – Alan Featherstone, Mark Hatfield, Steve Handley and Kierron Moore – set off for Bridlington from Morecambe, with Mike Smith and Jonathan Hill providing both technical and moral support along the route.
The team battled torrential rain and gales, overcame technical issues, dusted themselves off after hitting the deck and righted wrong turns, spurred on by a singular aim – to improve the lives of families facing challenges far greater than those thrown at them on this ride.
Their achievement is summed up best by Jonathan Hill, Rolawn’s sales and marketing director and an ambassador for Greenfingers: “Chapeau to Rolawn’s intrepid cyclists – Steve, Alan, Kierron and Mark. A great achievement that was inspirational to witness and makes me proud to have them as colleagues.”
Rolawn has supported the Greenfingers Charity, which is dedicated to the creation and improvement of the gardens at UK children’s hospices, for over 15 years, through a series of fundraising initiatives and the donation of turf and topsoil for several gardens created by Greenfingers.
You can read more about the cyclists’ adventures in their blog.
Anyone wishing to support our colleagues and donate to the Greenfingers Charity can do so via JustGiving. 100% of the money donated goes directly to Greenfingers.