We were delighted when employees from the Chipping Sodbury head office of Jelf Group plc took part in a fun day and bike ride for St Peter’s Hospice. The day has raised just shy of an incredible £15,000.
Members of Jelf’s Executive and senior management team set out on Friday 15th May for a two day, 150 mile cycle challenge starting from the company’s Cardiff office, with a pit stop in Chipping Sodbury where they were met by local Mayoress Wendy Whittle, before heading off on the remainder of their journey, which finished at the Group’s Ringwood office the following day.
Jelf was raising money in memory of their colleague Emma Wygladala, who worked at Jelf for over 10 years in their Bristol Corporate Pensions team, and who tragically passed away at St Peter’s Hospice last year.
With support from local suppliers Hobbs House Bakery, the Friday saw Jelf put on a BBQ at their offices, which was enjoyed by colleagues and neighbouring businesses. Alongside the tasty burgers and hotdogs, the Jelf team ran a number of stalls to help raise further funds for the hospice, from a traditional Tombola stall and coconut shy, to cake sale and ‘hook a duck’ challenge. Clothes donations for the hospice shop were also collected on the day.
Jelf’s Chief Executive, Alex Alway, said: “The event was an excellent opportunity to bring everyone together in memory of our colleague Emma and raise essential funds for the hospice. We were delighted that Chipping Sodbury’s Mayor, Wendy Whittle, and Edd from St Peter’s were able to lead the official welcoming party for the cyclists after the first leg of their bike ride. Each year the Jelf staff rise to a challenge, and this was by no means an easy one, but one that was immensely rewarding, in being able to support such a deserving local charity.”
The hospice is incredibly grateful to all the staff at Jelf for their continued support. This latest event has again raised a huge amount for the hospice – helping to support our work in the local community.