Chairman’s Cycle Challenge Raises over £9,000 for Children’s Charity
Osborne took on the ‘Chairman’s Cycle Challenge’ to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, earlier this month and have raised well over £9,000 for the charity.
The riders saddled up for a 25, 50 or 75-mile cycle sprint through the leafy lanes of Sussex and the South Downs – despite a day of appallingly inclement weather. Osborne, with offices in London, Reigate and the Midlands, was founded 50 years ago by Geoffrey Osborne and has grown to become one of the country’s leading construction companies. The challenge was set by current Chairman Andrew Osborne as part of the company’s half-century celebrations.
Mr Osborne said: “We see our 50th birthday as the perfect occasion to give something back and leave a legacy for the communities within which we work.”
The cycle challenge combined two of the company’s objectives – of offer a physical but fun challenge for employees, their families and those with whom they work and to finance a community project with Demelza.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children has two hospices – in South East London and Kent – and is there to help those children who may not live a long life but, through the charity’s support, live a full life.
Employees from Osborne’s offices throughout the country threw themselves wholeheartedly into the challenge and everyone who took part made it to the finish at Chichester College where the Sports Centre team, brilliantly organised by Mark Forder, got everyone showered, cleaned and changed before supplying them with some very welcome hot food.