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Pedal power achieves good total for appeal

Staff from the Leeds Building Society are raising money by cycling from Morpeth to Durham for the charity Our Milo.  Pictured are two of the four who are doing the ride, Jonathan Epworth and Paul Errington with Jeanette Hall. GM043992

Staff from the Leeds Building Society are raising money by cycling from Morpeth to Durham for the charity Our Milo. Pictured are two of the four who are doing the ride, Jonathan Epworth and Paul Errington with Jeanette Hall. GM043992

Four building society colleagues from Morpeth and other branches in Northumberland and North Tyneside got on their bikes for a good cause.

Regional manager Andy Medling, Blyth/Morpeth branch manager Jonathan Epworth and customer service advisers Mark Fairley and Paul Errington, from the North Shields and Morpeth/Wallsend branches respectively, completed a one-day, 56-mile cycle challenge around branches in the North East.

With support from staff who did some activities themselves on the day, almost £1,400 was raised by Leeds Building Society for the ‘Our Milo’ appeal.

The quartet pedalled from Morpeth to Durham, calling in on the way at the mutual’s branches in Blyth, Whitley Bay, North Shields, South Shields, Silverlink Business Park, Wallsend, Newcastle and Chester-le-Street. Colleagues at these branches – and its office at Silverlink – also ran raffles, tombolas and cake sales and did exercise bike challenges.

The total of the funds collected was £1,390.59. The amount raised for Our Milo since the start of 2014 by the society’s staff in the North East is now £2,295.49.

“It was a fantastic day and we’re thrilled by the total amount collected to boost our running total so far this year,” said Nicola Irving, manager of the North Shields branch.

The appeal is raising money for a sensory room for Milo Browne, two, who has a range of complex health needs. The branches are selling Milo wristbands for a £1 donation each.

 

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