Team effort for the ‘Tour de Jewson’

The 'Tour de Jewson' group gathered at the Mablethorpe branch on September 17.
The 'Tour de Jewson' group gathered at the Mablethorpe branch on September 17.

Over £1600 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support after local employees at Jewson builder merchants completed the ‘Tour de Jewson’ cycle challenge.

Jewson employees from Mablethorpe, Lincoln, Boston and Newark gathered at the Mablethorpe branch - one of the seven starting points across the country - on the morning of Thursday, September 17.

Sutton Springs holiday park kindly put up some of the riders free of charge the night before the challenge began.

From Mablethorpe, the keen cyclists travelled to the Louth branch, before continuing onwards and upwards towards Lincoln.

Matt Elworth, from the Boston branch, decided to go even further and continued the route through Retford, Nottingham and Leicester to reach the company’s headquarters in Binley, Coventry.

Amanda Ball, from the Mablethorpe branch, took part in the challenge and said: “It was all very hard but well worth doing.

“We arrived at Lincoln after the Wragby hills, and we were all very tired.

“It’s a great cause, we all had a great day and hopefully raised a huge amount of money.”

The funds raised from the Mablethorpe to Lincoln leg of the challenge has already raised £1,600 and counting.

Across the country, Jewson set a target of raising £52,700, in order to help fund a Macmillan Nurse for a year and provide essential care for those 
affected by cancer.

If you would like to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/TourdeJewson.

Alternatively, for more information about the charity, visit www.macmillan.org.uk.