Golf Business News – The BGL team prepares to ride for a 300 km charity bike ride to Paris

Led by company CEO Colin Mayes, a bold group of Burhill Group team members are up for the challenge of cycling to Paris from Surrey-based Burhill Golf Club – in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the Cross Crisis Appeal -Red in Ukraine.

The over 300km challenge begins outside the Burhill clubhouse on September 2, with a 100km journey, before the intrepid team take the ferry to France at Newhaven. On day two, the group will head south through the French countryside, with a daunting 120km relay to the overnight stop at Chaumont-en-Vexin. The third and final day of the ride will require a final big push into Paris, with a 75km ride ending on the famous Champs-Élysées.

The BGL Group is well known for its charitable efforts, often focused on sports activities. The sole purpose of this particular challenge is to benefit the humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross in Ukraine. Millions of people have fled the war-torn country in recent months, and millions more have no safe place to call home. Red Cross teams have been working around the clock to provide critical care to those who need it most, but with harsh weather conditions and ongoing violence, huge numbers of people are in need of help of all kinds. emergency. BGL has also helped sponsor a family to move from Ukraine to resettle here in the UK, with one family member remaining in their home country to continue fighting.

BGL Managing Director Colin Mayes will lead a team of employees on the 300km charity drive to Paris

Fundraising efforts were made across the country at BGL business locations (BGL Golf, Adventure Leisure and Ninja Leisure). Charity golf days and member initiatives increased the total raised, while Colin and his cycling team enthusiastically promoted the upcoming race to generate new donations.

The running team includes Mayes himself, as well as a number of managing directors and team members from various BGL sites: Ian McDowell, Stuart Perry, Robin Cheney, Martin Connor, Conor Thomas and James Eady (HSBC ). The team will also have David Cresswell and Theresa Plimmer on hand as support pilots to provide mechanical and medical assistance.

Speaking on the challenge, Mayes said: “It’s hugely important to us. The people of Ukraine have suffered tremendously, so we are doing our best, as much as possible, to provide help and support. I am very grateful to the wonderful BGL employees who work in our various golf and recreation businesses and who had the courage to take on this challenge with me. It’s a great example of the unity and drive to go further that we are so proud to represent across the company.

“We are delighted to have already raised over £6,000 for the British Red Cross in support of the Ukraine Crisis Appeal, and we will continue to work hard to raise as much as possible by the time our bikes arrive in Paris. In addition, I have also committed that BGL will donate an additional 50% of the final amount collected,” he added.

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