Residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm manufacturer, Aico, has raised over £19,000 in donations for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) with a charity bike ride from Aico’s premises in Shropshire, to its parent company Ei Electronics in Ireland.
The 247 mile bike ride from Aico to the premises in Shannon took place over four gruelling days, 13th – 16th September, and involved 11 Aico staff as well as riders from Ei Electronics and Denmans Electrical Wholesalers, bringing the total to 39 people, who between them have raised £45,000.
The charity bike ride was organised by Aico Managing Director, Neal Hooper, to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.
Commenting on the achievement, Warren Appleby, BHF Fundraising Manager, Shropshire, stated: “A huge congratulations and thank you to each Aico rider for their total commitment to the challenge. We really appreciate all the preparation and also the significant support of staff colleagues and their families. The £19,230 will provide an incredible boost to BHF’s life-saving and dedicated heart research projects, all thanks to the Aico 4 day challenge”.
“I would like to thank everyone for their help and support with this charitable event” commented Aico Managing Director, Neal Hooper. “It has been a monumental task, involving considerable training for all the bike riders, including myself. I’d like to name the individual Aico riders in recognition of the huge effort they have put into this event: James Cavan, Carl Connelly, Lee Duffy, Daniel Little, Gary Mason, Duncan Orr, Matt Small, Andrew Sturgess, Dan Thomas and Michael Wright.
If you would like to donate, a Just Giving page has been set up: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aico-ei