Pontefract to Dublin: Staff go the distance for Prince of Wales Hospice
Staff from a Pontefract firm cycled the distance from the town to Dublin to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.
Logic, a firm who deal with property, lettings, insurance and real estate, decided to raise money for The Prince of Wales Hospice.
In the lead up to St Patrick's Day, the 14 members of staff began to plan a stationary cycle relay.
They planned to cycle a combined total of 400km in 24 hours, the distance from their office in Pontefract to Dublin.
Manager, Penny Hewitt, said: “Our initial plan was to ride to Dublin in 24 hours at a distance of around 400 Km.
“However we smashed this as we reached this distance within 16 hours and 13 minutes.
“Our motto at Logic is to go the extra mile and we definitely did as we continued on throughout the night with heroic efforts from the night shift team.
“We reached a colossal 560Km at our 24 hour finish time.”
The relay took place on St Patrick's Day at noon, as one member of staff finished their shift on the bike, it was sanitized ready for the next relay participant.
Suited up in green attire, all 14 members of staff did their shift on the bike.
Coffee Boy, a coffee shop based in Castleford, came on the day to bring free coffee and donuts to replenish the team after their shifts.
Logic’s initial donation target was £500 - but they have since raised a huge £2,000.
Penny said: “The Hospice is extremely happy with our efforts, as we all know, charities have really suffered in the pandemic.
“They brought us packs of Haribo sweets to say a thank you.
“We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of many local businesses who have donated cash to this deserving cause and have extended the just giving page to accept donations until March 31.”
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