Tyre manufacturers Goodyear Dunlop are planning to raise £50,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In order to raise the cash thirteen of the company’s employees are embarking on a four day, 320 mile bike ride.
The money raised will fund a specialist play area for the Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and the efforts of the 13 cyclists will take Goodyear Dunlop well on the way to the projected target.
Corporate Fundraiser Manager for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Fidelis Hynam, explained the importance of the project, saying “there is currently no suitable outside play area for these patients and they desperately need somewhere where they can let off steam, use up their energy and forget their health worries in a safe and fun environment”. Hynam praised Goodyear’s contribution to the project, saying, “Goodyear Dunlop is committed to raising the much needed funds to make the play area a reality, and staff are really going that extra mile to help – literally!”
Kez Panchal, one of the ride’s organisers stated, “The whole of Goodyear Dunlop is behind the Birmingham Children’s Hospital for it has personal connections to many of the employees. The bike ride is going to be tough, but it will be worth every mile if it means we take a step closer to raising the £50,000.”
The cycle ride will begin at the company’s head office in Erdington on 18th September, and all funds raised will be donated to the CAMHS appeal.