ROBINS & DAY USES PEDAL POWER TO RAISE POUNDS FOR PUDSEY
By hannah1612 | Thursday, November 07, 2013, 08:37
Energetic employees from Robins & Day Rochester have raised £750 for the dealership's official charity partner, Children in Need, after swapping four wheels for two.
The team from Robins & Day Rochester and Maidstone cycled 19 miles to raise £750 for Children in Need.
An 11-strong team of cyclists – which included employees from sister branch, Robins & Day Maidstone – took part in a sponsored bike ride, which saw them travel 19 miles from the dealership to Bearsted.
This is the second time the team has saddled up to raise money for the charity, after pedalling from the dealership to Lenham Village last year.
Organised by sales manager, James O'Neill, the cyclists were also joined on the day by Children in Need mascot, Pudsey Bear, who encouraged donations from passers-by.
James said: "As a dealership, we're really getting into the spirit of raising money for Children in Need for a second year and because the 2012 bike ride was such a success, we wanted to recruit extra riders from our fellow dealership this time around.
"It was a pretty gruelling route so it was definitely a challenge for the team. We dropped in on various different pubs along the route to collect more donations and we made sure we enjoyed a well-deserved drink at the finish line.
"I'd like to thank all our loyal customers, family and friends who've donated much-needed funds for a very worthwhile cause. Now we've recovered from the ride, we're planning even more events to raise money for Children in Need in the run up to the telethon in November."
Children in Need is the official partner for Peugeot UK and its Dealer Network and Robins & Day Rochester is fundraising throughout 2013 to help raise vital funds for the cause.
For more information and to help raise money for Children in Need, please contact the dealership on 01634 842231 or visit the dealership on High Street, Rochester.