Local business celebrates milestone with charity cycle
Staff from Haslingden-based Caswell Engineering are to cycle 1,000 miles to raise money for a national children’s charity.
A team from the company which fits ventilation and air conditioning systems will celebrate fitting the firm’s 1,000th McDonald’s restaurant by raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities - an independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families of children being treated in hospital.
The ‘1,000 McMiles Challenge’ will take place on Thursday 4 September 2014. The team from Caswell will be joined by four staff from McDonald’s for a 100 mile cycle from Ronald McDonald House Birmingham to Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, a combined total of 1,000 miles.
McDonald’s customers help to raise money for the independent Ronald McDonald House Charities through donating their loose change via collection boxes at till points in restaurants and the Charity has been the McDonald’s Charity of Choice in the UK for 25 years.
Chairman at Caswell and cycling participant Richard Coxen says:
“We have taken part in fundraising initiatives for the Charity before but this is the first that we have organised ourselves. All of those involved are excited to get started and raise money for this worthwhile cause.”
To find out more and make a donation, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/caswell1000
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit: www.rmhc.org.uk
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Francesca Seabourne, T. 020 7250 8287 M. 07944 190 674
Notes to editors
1. Picture Caption: L-R Richard Coxen, Caswell Chairman with Dominic Popland, Caswell workshop foreman preparing for the cycle.
2. To speak to someone or for more pictures please contact Francesca Seabourne
3. Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.
4. The Charity opened in 1989 and in 2013 helped support over 7,000 families with children in hospital. The Charity relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work. In 2014, Ronald McDonald House Charities UK proudly celebrates 25 years of keeping families together.