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Caring Redditch staff swap trucks for bicycles

Imogen Buller 22nd Sep, 2017

A GROUP of caring Redditch workers are ditching their trucks in favour of bicycles this weekend in support of colleagues battling cancer.

The group of eight Nagel Langdon employees will be tackling the mammoth 100-mile bike ride and trying to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK – an issue close to the hearts of all of them.

With three of the team at the Studley Road logistics firm battling the condition, staff wanted to do something to let them know they are being supported.

They decided to sign up for the Tarka Trail – a 100-mile cycling trip which loops around Devon – and the group will be heading down to complete the task this weekend.

Even those who didn’t fancy the cycling are getting involved with depot manager Wayne Bridges organising the transport and another colleague doing the driving. “We have three colleagues undergoing treatment for cancer and over the past years more that have either come through treatment or unfortunately lost their battle with this terrible illness,” said Wayne.

“We knew we wanted to do something to show our support for them, so eight of our staff here at Redditch decided to do a 100-mile cross country bike ride in aid of Cancer Research UK. They are a mix of office, warehouse and drivers and are all fairly inexperienced, so it’s quite a challenge.

“We are well on our way to reaching the target of £1,000 with a great response from staff here through sponsor forms, but if you can spare a few pounds please help them reach the target.”

One member of the team said: “On behalf of myself and the many thousands of cancer sufferers across the country who will benefit from these guys taking on such an enormous challenge, I would like to say a massive heartfelt thank you to them all.”

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