Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester-based Kent Blaxill team presents charity cycle ride cash to the Rob George Foundation

06:00 14 February 2016

Kent Blaxill

Kent Blaxill's Alpine cyclists, from left, Kevin Pryke, James Park, Simon Blaxill and Jullian Wood, present a cheque for £2,000 to Phillip George of the Rob George Foundation.

Archant

Four managers from Colchester-based builders’ merchant chain Kent Blaxill have presented £2,000 to a local charity following a cycle ride in the Alps.

The sum was presented to the Rob George Foundation, set up in memory of talented Colchester cricketer Robert George who died of leukaemia aged 21 in 2013 and whose father, Phillip George, is chairman of Kent Blaxill.

The Rob George Foundation supports young people with life threatening or terminal illnesses.

A further £1,750 raised by the Kent Blaxill team has been presented to Challenge Adventure Charities which organised the Alpine ride.

The team comprised Simon Blaxill, James Park, Kevin Pryke and Julian Wood who were among 30 teams that took part in the three-day relay event in September last year.

The ride featured climbs including the 21km Chamrousse and the famous 14km Alp d’Huez, which provided the finish for the penultimate day of last year’s Tour de France.

“It was a gruelling event but a great experience, and particularly satisfying to be raising money for good causes at the same time,” said Simon Blaxill. “Our sponsors included local companies SVC and Birkett Long.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

12-20 Upper Orwell Street, which could be demolished and regenerated if plans by the East of England Co-op go through

A derelict building in Upper Orwell Street which has been empty for decades could be set for demolition if new plans for the area are approved.

A Claydon hybrid drill in action.

Suffolk-based Claydon Drills, the European market leader in strip seeding technology, has appointed Thurlow Nunn Standen to handle sales and service of Claydon Hybrid drills, TerraStar cultivators and Cambridge Rolls in Suffolk and Norfolk and parts of north Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Save the Duke campaigners.

Local farmers have got behind a bid to save an historic village pub.

The George Inn, Wickham Market

Community leaders are pushing for the compulsory purchase of a fire damaged Suffolk pub to save it from being torn down.

Rob Legge, chief executive of Servest.

Facilities management group Service is to create up to 50 new jobs with the opening of a new customer contact centre at its headquarters near Bury St Edmunds.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24