3 men, 6 wheels, 319 miles each to support 2 local charities

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
LaSer UK’s ‘Big Thinking’ has led to three intrepid employees getting on the saddle to undertake an inspirational cycle ride to raise vital funds for charity.

Local Newry man Nick Southwell pictured with his Granny Sally Brady and his Mum Lillian Southwell as he cycled through Newry on route to Solihull

This event is to mark LaSer UK’s charity partnership after the team in Belfast has chosen to support Marie Curie Cancer Care and Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children in 2013. Through its ‘Make A Difference’ programme, which combines fundraising, volunteering and environment initiatives to engage employees to support the local community, people at LaSer UK’s offices in Belfast and Solihull have raised over £150,000 since launch in 2008. Having raised a massive £55,000 for fifteen local charities last year including generating £30,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s new build in Solihull and supporting other hospices in Belfast, the pace continues. Pedalling their way to raise funds are the LaSer UK team of Kieran McCormick, Nick Southwell and Noel Morrow who will be undertaking a bike ride from the front door of LaSer UK’s Belfast office to their Head Office in Solihull. Setting off on 30th July 2013, the long and winding road will take them first to Dublin, crossing by ferry to Holyhead, Wales, before passing through Prestatyn and Telford until they reach Solihull on 2nd August. Between the 3 of them, that’s a total cycle of almost 1000 miles. Sandra Bickerton, Corporate Social Responsibility sponsor at LaSer UK, said, “We are enormously proud of our people and our three committed cyclists up for this challenge are no exception. “We are proud to support some very deserving charities and partners in local education and we encourage teamwork and fun as we help our local communities. As we continue to set big ambitions our people continue to step up to the challenge and we look forward to providing a warm welcome as Kieran, Nick and Noel complete their successful journey in the summer sunshine.” Corporate Development Manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Anne Hannan said, “It is a pleasure to be working alongside NICFC and thank you to the people at LaSer UK for choosing to support us. Marie Curie Cancer Care has a hospice in Belfast and Solihull which makes this cycle very exciting and relevant to the charity.”
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