Bloor Homes racks up the miles for Comic Relief

This year Bloor Homes’ Southern region is raising money for Comic Relief by taking part in a ‘virtual bike ride’ from its regional head office in Newbury, to Wimborne in Dorset and back – a distance of 132 miles.

Lesley Wellsman, Office Manager for the region said: “Wimborne Chase in Dorset is our furthest development from our regional head office in Newbury, so we decided to do a virtual bike ride to the development and back in aid of Comic Relief. We are taking it in turns to be in the saddle on a static bike in the office to clock up the miles, with the aim of raising as much as possible in the one-day event.”

Employees from all departments at the new homes developer are taking part today between 7:30am and 5pm, with money raised through donations from staff.

Staff are also making a small donation to take part in a ‘dress down athletic wear day’ today, so those riding the miles are ready to jump on the bike, and everyone else is still involved in the fundraising.

The money raised each year allows Comic Relief to support projects and organisations who are making a difference for people across the UK and around the world, helping them to break free from the effects of poverty and from violence and discrimination. Find out how here: https://www.comicrelief.com/what-your-money-does 

Lesley adds: “Comic Relief is all about having fun, but for serious causes. It’s about the collective fundraising of a whole country on one day; it’s great to know that this small team effort is part of something much bigger, and that the money we raise will help those who really need it.”

From left to right: Dayo Oshitola (Surveyor), Prudence Hodges (Senior Land Manager), John Lusty (Managing Director), Lesley Wellsman (Office Manager) and Christ Hart (Customer Care Co-ordinator)