E.ON cyclists clock up the miles in aid of Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimer’s Society does important work, and more and more people are likely going to need to call on its services in the future. We’re proud that we’ve been able to contribute to such a worthwhile cause and know that every penny we’ve raised will help make a big difference to people living with dementia and their carers.
A group of colleagues from E.ON set themselves the gruelling challenge of cycling 200 miles from Lockerbie to Sheffield – between the company’s two biomass-fired power stations – and raising more than £6,500 for Alzheimer’s Society.
The team of eight cyclists, plus their support van driver, completed the ride at E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows power station in Tinsley, three days after setting off from Steven’s Croft power station near Lockerbie.
Alzheimer’s Society has been E.ON’s official charity partner since 2016, with all the money raised by employees and donated by the company going to help the work of community-based Dementia Support Workers.
Engineer Rich Smith organised the challenge for his colleagues in E.ON’s business heat and power division. He said: “We took on some serious elevation across the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales but the team had prepared by putting in plenty of hard hours on the bikes to make sure we were ready. It also helped that we cycled together as a team, as we could spur each other on when the going got really tough.
“Alzheimer’s Society does important work, and more and more people are likely going to need to call on its services in the future. We’re proud that we’ve been able to contribute to such a worthwhile cause and know that every penny we’ve raised will help make a big difference to people living with dementia and their carers.”
Visit eonenergy.com/charity for more information about E.ON’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.
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Photo shows E.ON’s cycling fundraisers L-R: Rich Yates, Rich Smith, Paul Housley, Pete Crozier, Tara Walker (support van driver), Mick Bell, John Moran, Lewis Beddall, Tony Deakin.
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