A three-hour charity spin challenge involving 30 members of staff from Cannock-based Briggs Equipment has raised more than £640 to help disabled and terminally ill children.
The high-performance challenge, at The Village Hotel Leisure Club in Walsall (Friday 24 February), was the first of a series of fundraising events for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, which Briggs Equipment has chosen as its Charity of the Year.
Newlife – which has its headquarters in Hemlock Way, Cannock – is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness. The charity has supported 967 babies, children and young people in Staffordshire with equipment totalling more than £1,052,000.
Briggs Equipment’s Managing Director Peter Jones said: “Fundraising to advance the excellent work carried out by charitable organisations in the UK and overseas is at the very heart of our company culture. This year, we’re delighted to be partnering with Newlife, which helps to improve the quality of life of disabled and terminally ill children throughout the UK by supplying families with wheelchairs and other vital equipment.”
Newlife Deputy Head of Community Fundraising Chris Fielding said: “A professional instructor took everyone through a gruelling series of full-on cycling and resistance exercise. The event has raised a fantastic £640.33 so far, all of which will be spent on changing children’s lives through provision of essential equipment. We are incredibly grateful for their awesome efforts.”
The group’s Just Giving page is still open if anyone wants to donate:
To find out more about how Newlife helps families in the county, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/staffordshire
Pictured: Briggs Equipment staff gear up for the three-hour challenge.