A Marks and Spencer manager from Bradley Stoke is to join a team cyling from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise money for Help the Heroes.
Steve Hewitt, homeware manager at Marks & Spencer, Cribbs Causeway, is taking part in the 1,068 mile ride help the local store reach its target of raising £10,000 for the wounded servicemen’s charity.
Steve and a team of six Ground Engineers from RAF Lyneham will set off from John O’Groats on Sunday 18th July. They will cycle around 100 miles a day and hope to reach Lands End on Tuesday 27th July.
While the RAF team has been in training for the 1,068 mile cycle ride for six months, Steve only signed up two weeks ago when the RAF team visited the M&S store to fund-raise for Help For Heroes.
“I am a keen cyclist and have always wanted to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End so when I heard what the lads were planning, I just had to join them. It’s a fantastic way to realise one of my ambitions and raise lots of money for this very worthy cause.”
“Help for Heroes is our store’s designated charity this year and thanks to the generosity of our staff and shoppers, we have raised £6,000 so far. I hope that this bike ride will help us get even closer to our target.”
Steve and his fellow cyclists will stop off at M&S at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, on Sunday 25th July for a well-earned picnic lunch before continuing on for a further 45 miles to reach their destination of the day, Bridgwater.
You can sponsor Steve via the JustGiving website.
M&S staff will be collecting for Help for Heroes in the store on Sunday 25th July.
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