Lockheed Martin UK employees get on their bikes for charity
A team of 35 Lockheed Martin UK employees from sites in Hampshire, Bedfordshire, and Gloucestershire completed a 48 hours, 140 mile charity ride last week raising £3,631.69 for Macmillan Cancer Support along the way.
Beginning their journey in Ampthill, where the team was sent on its way after a quick cuppa at a fund raising Macmillan coffee morning, the riders visited Farnborough and Havant prior to arrival in Whiteley 48 hours and 140 saddle sore miles later.
Stuart Crawford, lead on the Cycle Challenge, commented: “I have witnessed and experienced the help and support that Macmillan Cancer Support offer at first hand, through both the experience of my late mother and more latterly my father...being introduced to the Macmillan support person brought warmth, clarity and sympathy to the situation, along with a much needed understanding of the emotional journey ahead.”
Lockheed Martin UK employees voted for Macmillan as one of the preferred charities for 2012, and the company supported this by co-ordinating the biggest ever LMUK Macmillan charitable effort. Macmillan Nurse Lisa Murphy joined employees at the finish line to welcome the weary cyclists and accept our donation (above). The funds raised will pay for Macmillan nurses, whose aim is to support people affected by cancer and help them cope throughout the toughest fight any of us could ever face.