As people gear up to raise money for Comic Relief today, one Preston car dealership has already totted up hundreds.Advertisement
Staff from Perrys Preston on Blackpool Road have spent the last six weeks fundraising and now have £900 for charity.
Five of them grabbed their bikes and set off on an 18.2 mile ride from Burnley to Preston, making their way through the picturesque villages of Lancashire.
The two hour slog bagged them £350 sponsorship money.
Organiser, Mike Mansfield-Clark said: “The hills were a bit of a challenge for all the team but the stunning views gave them the inspiration to keep going.
“I’m extremely proud, it was a great achievement by all involved.”
Other events held by the team include a car wash and bake sale.
They have also been taking a new Kia Venga out on the road as part of a ‘guess the red noses competition’.
The team hope to raise their grand total to £1200 by the end of the day with fancy dress.
Places for People, a housing firm on Craven Drive, are also raising money by putting their managers in the stocks.
Organiser, Hazel Edwards, said: “This is the first time we have done any fundraising for comic relief but everyone is excited.”
“We are hoping to raise a couple of hundred pounds. That would be fantastic.”