21
July
2017
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16:37
Europe/London

E.ON employees cycle their way to raising money for Alzheimer’s Society

This is the first year we’ve linked it the E.ON’s official charity partner and it’s great to see more people getting involved and helping to raise money.  We encourage riders of all abilities to take on the challenge and aim to make the event as fun as possible and for all of the family to get involved at the finish in Skegness. 
Kevin Bryant, Marketing Manager at E.ON and one of the principle organisers of the event, said:

Employees from E.ON’s Newstead Court office in Annesley, Nottinghamshire have cycled 82 miles from Nottingham to Skegness to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society, E.ON’s charity partner and have raised so far over £3,000 for the charity.

About 50 riders began their journey in the early hours of Saturday morning, starting from E.ON’s office in Annesley and successfully completed all 82 miles. The first riders arrived mid-morning with the slower riders arriving mid-afternoon. Most were welcomed by Skegness’ Town Crier but all were awarded a medal from the Mayor of Skegness at a short presentation ceremony.

Kevin Bryant, Marketing Manager at E.ON and one of the principle organisers of the event, said: “We’ve held our Skegness bike ride for a good number of years now, usually for local charities. This is the first year we’ve linked it the E.ON’s official charity partner and it’s great to see more people getting involved and helping to raise money. As well as the event itself our, office cake sale (we all need cake to ride) in support of the ride raised over £250.”

“We encourage riders of all abilities to take on the challenge and aim to make the event as fun as possible and for all of the family to get involved at the finish in Skegness. This year I rode as Noddy Holder from the 70’s band Slade on a 1970’s Rayleigh Chopper – that’s hard graft by anyone’s standards!”

Alzheimer’s Society was chosen as E.ON’s official charity partner by colleague vote, and all of the money raised and donated by the company and its employees is used to fund community based Dementia Support Workers, including in Nottinghamshire. So far more than £40,000 has been raised by E.ON for the charity and many more fund raising activities are being planned over the next twelve months.

For more information about accessing the Dementia Support Workers service, please call Alzheimer’s Society on 0115 934 3800.

For more information about E.ON’s work with Alzheimer’s Society, visit eonenergy.com/charity

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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