ENERGETIC staff at a Worcester estate agent are taking part in a 24-hour cyclothon to raise money for a local charity helping children with cancer and their loved ones.
The fund-raising event starts at 2pm next Friday (March 27) at Nicol & Co’s offices at 46 Barbourne Road and staff will take 30-minute turns to keep the pedals turning on a spin bike until 2pm the following day.
All the funds raised from the cyclothon will go to the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, set up in memory of city girl Grace Kelly who died aged four in 2014.
Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol & Co, said: “This year our community engagement team has set itself the challenge of organising four events to raise money for our chosen charities.
“We have supported the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust for a number of years so felt they were a great cause to start with.”
Nicol & Co’s community engagement team is headed up by Kayleigh Rogers, and she is hoping to raise more than £2,000 over the weekend with the help of her colleagues.
“This is a great charity and we’re so pleased to be doing something to help,” she said.
“We want to send a big thank you to Liberty Leisure of Wychbold who have loaned us the spin bike to use for this event.”
The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust raises money to help raise awareness of childhood cancer, improving education on the early signs and symptoms, and promoting earlier diagnosis.
It makes grants for research into the causes and treatments of cancers that affect children, and it offers support for families of children with cancer.
Simone Montgomery, administrator at the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, said: “As a local Worcester charity, the trust is so pleased Nicol & Co continue to support our fund-raising efforts.
“All the money raised from this event will be carefully used to help raise awareness, fund research and support families of children with cancer.”
Anyone wanting to contribute to the cyclothon’s fund-raising efforts can visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cyclothon2020 for more.
Visit www.gkcct.org/how-we-are-helping-fight-child-cancer for more about the trust.