Posted on Tues, 01 Nov
Firefighters from Middlemoor Fire Station cycled from Exeter to Basingstoke over a two day period raising money for Amelie Aitken to help a local girl and her family who were involved in a terrible road traffic collision.
Team members from eight of our Hays Travel branches have taken part in a challenge alongside the firefighters, matching the miles using exercise bikes in the eight shops along the route. The branches who took part are based in Exeter St Thomas, Honiton, Sidmouth, Tiverton, Yeovil, Salisbury, Topsham, and Basingstoke. The combined total of money raised for Amelie’s Challenge is £9,741 and counting.
Daniel Lampard, Firefighter from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service, said: “We have raised just short of £10,000 which is absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have done it without Hays Travel. Really their support has honestly been absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for anymore. They didn’t have to do it and they have all been brilliant. I am not an emotional person but it brought a tear to my eye meeting Amelie at the finishing line and finding out just how much we have raised so far.”
Mandy Sousa, Manager of the Hays Travel Foundation, said: “I am so very proud of all of the staff that got involved for this amazing challenge, they all worked so hard and were very passionate and determined to raise as much as they could. We hope Amelie and her family have a wonderful time in Disneyland making lots of memories.”Click here for more