ABP Ipswich team completes 100 mile cycling challenge to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice
June 29, 2018
Image caption: ABP’s Ipswich team at the start of their cycling challenge in Covent Garden, London.
A team of 14 ABP colleagues competed in a gruelling 100 mile cycle ride in support of St Elizabeth Hospice and the ‘Elmer’s Big Parade’ charity trail in Suffolk.
Conquering a distance stretching from ABP’s head office in London to Old Customs House in Ipswich, the team raised more than £2,500 for St Elizabeth Hospice. St Elizabeth Hospice works with people living with progressive and terminal illnesses, offering expert care and support to help them, and their families.
Following the success of the ‘Pig’s Gone Wild’ art trail in 2016, which raised more than £200,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, ‘Elmer’s Big Parade’ will run on the streets of Suffolk in 2019, marking the 30th anniversaries of both St Elizabeth Hospice and the much-loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant. The ‘Elmer’s Big Parade’ trail will provide a fantastic opportunity for local businesses, including ABP, to get involved in local fundraising and have fun at the same time as really making an impact.
Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager - East Coast, said: “We are proud to be supporting the important work done by St Elizabeth Hospice in our community, while at the same time creating a great place to work by encouraging colleagues to take part in fun and action-packed fundraising initiatives.
“Together with our colleagues, customers and stakeholders we have a busy programme of charity events planned for 2018/19 and are looking forward to continuing to support a range of worthy local causes.”