On Friday April 1st, Rygor finance director, Martyn Morant will undertake an epic cycle challenge in aid of the company’s Charities of the Year, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Hope for Tomorrow and Camren's Steps.
Mr Morant will be joined by colleagues, including Rygor managing director, Tim Stacey, owner director, Graham Drake, marketing and customer service director Julie Steed, van sales manager, Tim Page and many more of the company’s team members, to cycle 350 miles, the approximate driving distance between its Mercedes-Benz branches. With three static exercise bikes, set up in the showroom at the company’s headquarters in Westbury, the team will have just one day to complete the total distance!
Rygor’s Charities of the Year was a new initiative for the company, launched in 2015, to actively support and fundraise for a group of three causes which were nominated and voted for by the company’s team members.
Martyn Morant, finance director at Rygor, said: “There’s no doubt that this is going to be a tough challenge, but I am really looking forward to taking part, along with the rest of the team here at Rygor, to raise money for three incredibly worthwhile causes. I’d also like to thank Train Station Gym in Frome for kindly supplying the bikes for our challenge.”
Tim Stacey, managing director at Rygor, said: “The team at Rygor always strives to set standards in work endeavours, but also looks to give back to local communities and causes. Many of our team members hold certain charities close to their hearts, so we wanted them to be the key decision makers when it came to choosing which charities our company would fundraise for over the next year. We have enjoyed supporting these incredibly worthwhile charities from May 2015 to May 2016 and I look forward to this taking part in this cycle challenge to help make a difference.”
Sophie Haines, charity organiser at Camren’s Steps and mother of Camren, said: “Charity fundraising is vitally important to our family because without it we simply wouldn't be able to provide Camren with the intensive physiotherapy, strengthening, confidence building and body conditioning which he needs to become stronger. We would also never be able to take him to America for his life changing operation. It is our dream that Camren will defy all the odds and one day walk unaided without any kind of equipment to help him. Thank you to everyone who has helped raise money as part of Rygor's Charities of the Year.”
If you would like to donate to the Rygor Charities of the Year, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RygorCharitiesoftheYear.
With 11 branches throughout Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West London, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Rygor are a multi award winning specialist Mercedes-Benz van and truck Dealership.