10 October 2016
19 employees took part in the 45 mile charity bike ride across London which stretches from Buckingham Palace, along the River Thames, through three royal parks and ending near Windsor Castle. Debbie Wenman from the housebuilder’s Chiltern region took on the 90 mile Ultra route and completed the course in just 5hrs 39mins.
The CALA team has so far raised over £10,000 in donations, with more coming in daily and a further £10,000 from corporate sponsors, Polypipe, Roca Laufen, Scope Bathrooms and Travis Perkins.
CALA’s Chief Executive Alan Brown, lead the cycle team on Sunday. He commented: “I am extremely proud of the whole team for putting themselves through such a rigorous challenge in support of The Prince’s Trust. It is a charity I am a passionate supporter of and I’m delighted that we have been able to raise so much money for such a worthwhile cause.”
Established in 1976, The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps disadvantaged young people gain the skills and confidence to move into employment, education or training.
The Palace to Palace cycle ride is just one of the ways CALA Homes is raising funds for The Prince’s Trust as part of its ongoing partnership with the charity. Last month, the housebuilder’s Thames region raised over £20,000 with a charity golf day involving suppliers and subcontractors, and two people from the Midland’s team cycled 112 miles from Solihull to Windsor, raising nearly £1000.
For more information on The Prince’s Trust visit www.princes-trust.org.uk. To find out more about career opportunities with CALA Homes visit www.cala.co.uk/careers.