Funds raised for The Fire Fighters Charity by cycling to work

Posted - January 14, 2013

London Fire Brigades recent Cycle to Work Scheme has raised £6,400 for The Fire Fighters Charity.

On each scheme cycle to work provider, Cycle Solutions, makes a donation to the Fire Fighters Charity based on the number of orders made. When the benefit was launched in July this year over 900 bikes were ordered.

Kevin Biles, Sales Manager at The Fire Fighters Charity, said: "It’s fantastic that this amazing scheme not only benefits the Brigade and the health and wellbeing of its staff who cycle to work, but it also raises vital funds and awareness for our Charity. It’s thanks to the support of London Fire Brigade, and fire and rescue service personnel across the UK who are taking part in the cycle to work scheme, that the Charity’s three state-of-the-art rehabilitation and recuperation centres are able to help staff get back on their feet after injury, trauma, and problems in their lives."

Kevin is pictured receiving the cheque from Anthony Coker, Account Manager at Cycle Solutions, along with Gary Reason, Director of Operational Resilience and Training and Nick Markwell a member of staff who participated in the scheme.

Steve Edgell, Director at Cycle Solutions, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support the great work undertaken by The Fire Fighters Charity. Hopefully by helping to provide bicycles and equipment for the Charity’s rehabilitation centres, we can play a small part in getting injured fire fighters back to full health and fitness.”

LFB Bikes 4 Work Co-ordinator, Simon Bampfylde said “We have been really pleased by the positive uptake of the scheme and are delighted that the Firefighters Charity has also benefited by the generous donation. As well as helping keep people fit, cycling is a fast, cheap and reliable way for our staff to get to work and is good for the environment too”.

Employees of London Fire Brigade will be able to take advantage of the Bikes 4 Work scheme once again when the benefit is re-launched in February 2013.

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