A BROMSGROVE hotel employee has cycled 150 miles (141.4KM) in one day, raising £2,000 for the Primrose Hospice which supported him and his mum who passed away last year.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, rode the mammoth distance without even leaving the Hilton Hotel – undertaking the impressive cycle in the venue’s gym.
The challenge was part of an international charity day, held at Hilton Hotels across the world called ‘Beat the kms – Around the World in a Day’, an annual DM Thomas Foundation for Young People scheme which has run annually since 2008.
Staff saw how far they could get around the world, to raise cash for many charities.
The Bromsgrove employee beat cyclists and even housekeepers wearing pedometers as they worked, to scoop the £2,000 prize for the Primrose – his chosen charity.
Hotel manager Michael Squire and PA Michelle Geeling met with Primrose Hospice chief executive officer Helen Garfield and corporate fund-raiser Kate Kelly to hand over the cheque, which will be used to support children and young people from diagnosis of a loved one, through illness and bereavement, and after.
The young people helped are those losing a parent. They are supported through the Primrose’s Macmillan Children and Young People’s Worker and through a range of activities, such as creating memory boxes, caring for worry dolls or spending time in the hospice’s award-nominated children’s garden featuring Godwald the dragon.
Visit www.primrosehospice.org/family_support for more information about the family support services offered by the Primrose.