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Kier 2020 Challenge: Gloucestershire plays part in UK-wide charity challenge

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 13 June 2017 10:29

Kier 2020 Challenge: Gloucestershire plays part in UK-wide charity challenge

Construction company Kier Central – based in Gloucestershire - is taking part in a nationwide challenge, aiming to raise over £200,000 for charity.

Starting at the most northerly Kier site on Orkney those taking part in the Kier Group 2020 challenge are aiming to join up each of the firm’s business bases on a green relay route that uses only ‘non-motorised’ forms of transport.

The journey has to be completed in 2020 hours and must finish at Kier’s most southerly site in Cornwall.

Monies raised from sponsorship will go towards the current Kier Foundation charity, Alzheimer's Society,  and to good causes nominated by each local office.

Kier Central will be raising money for their chosen local charity, the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Trust.

Ben Ramsay, Kier operations director, said “It’s really satisfying to see such great participation from not only our employees but our friends and partners outside Kier helping to raise funds for two such important charities”

The baton reached the Central team at the end of May when cyclists and runners relayed it from Hereford to Malvern and then on to Cleeve School in Cheltenham where it took part in a wheelbarrow walk to the Brewery Phase II site in town.

Kier mascots Kieran and Kiera, cyclists and roller skaters, then relayed the baton via Cheltenham Ladies College to Shire Hall where Councillor Steve Morgan, the mayor of Gloucester received it before sending it on its way to Kier’s Quedgeley offices.

After a two-day rest cyclists then passed the baton to Oxford via Gloucester Ski slope and the Duke of Gloucester barracks at Cirencester before it landed at Oxford Business Park to be picked up by a team from Kier’s Newbury office.

The challenge is on-going. To donate to the cause www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kierconstructioncentral.

 

 

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