Thank you to Concorde BGW for raising thousands to help get the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Team to Tokyo!
We’re hugely grateful to Concorde BGW who join an ever-growing family of wheelchair rugby supporters who have raised funds to help get the team to the Tokyo games. Concorde BGW is an interior design and refurbishment contractor based in Doncaster, and raised over £3500 in support of our Road to Tokyo campaign. The company set themselves a fundraising challenge of epic proportions, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats – a total of 874 miles, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles.
Embarking on this challenge was tough but a fabulous and rewarding way to help collect donations. Concorde BGW setup exercise bikes in each of their Doncaster, London and Nottingham offices and asked employees to hop on when they could to clock some miles.
“We wanted to come together to do what we could to help get the GBWR team to Tokyo. Without a doubt, GBWR deserved the funding, not just because they are successful at winning medals, but because they play an even greater role in creating opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport” says Guy Bostock, Owner & Director at Concorde BGW.
Over 40 employees across each office took part, some pedalling one or two miles on their lunch breaks and others cycling over 100 miles! Within five days, at an average of two hours of cycling for each Concorde BGW participant, they had reached their target distance of 874. Each employee raised a minimum of £25 and the business had huge support from suppliers and clients alike. Donations of up to £500 were made from charitable foundations including The Bostock Foundation and the M R Cannon 1998 Charitable Trust.
GBWR is very close to the hearts of one particular Interior Designer at Concorde BGW whose brother, Jim Roberts is one of the most influential players in the GB squad.
Find out more about Concorde BGW’s fundraiser, or donate online, via JustGiving.