CASH has been paw-ring into a children’s charity after a loveable Worcester mascot completed a mammoth cycling challenge.
Cashie the Cat, who is the mascot for Cash Converters in Worcester, joined Carl Murray, Paul Graham and Richard Addison in their efforts to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
The 1,000-mile challenge, which saw the team stop off at Worcester, raised £85,000 for Dreams Come True, which supports terminally and seriously ill children and young people.
The store on Foregate Street contributed £850 towards the final total after holding a charity raffle, with prizes including five tickets to the Upton music festival, a meal at Bill’s restaurant and a Worcester Wolves signed basketball.
There was also a ‘guess the amount of money in a jar’ and ‘match the staff to the baby’ competition.
Mr Murray, who led the team, which completed the 11-day challenge on July 25, said: “The ride posed many challenges but constant encouragement from family, friends and colleagues kept morale high and motivated us to keep going.
“We are all really pleased with our accomplishment and want to encourage everyone to keep donating to the worthwhile cause.”
David Patrick, chief executive of Cash Converters, added: “We are all hugely proud of the success achieved by Carl, Paul, Richard and their dedicated support team.
“Our relationship with Dreams Come True is very important to us and we are delighted to be able to add to their fundraising efforts with this remarkable £85,000 donation. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and helped to make the fundraiser such a triumph.”