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Accountants get on their bikes to fight cancer

Coventry Editorial 29th Dec, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FIVE-FIGURE sum to support care for cancer patients has been raised by a local charity.

Staff at Prime Accountants, which has offices in Coventry and Solihull, raised over £36,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

It will fund a care professional for almost a year.

Donations were raised with events over two years, including the Gold Post Box Cycle Challenge.

It saw a team of 18 staff and friends cycle to 63 of the gold post boxes painted to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games, riding 25 routes and over 3,600 miles.

Other initiatives included monthly dress down and lunch swap days, raffles, a penalty shootout competition, a quiz night, a sponsored biggest loser slimming club, ice bucket challenge and men’s leg waxing.

Director at Prime Accountants and fundraising lead, Kevin Johns, said: “I’m delighted to present Macmillan with a donation which represents a lot of hard work and dedication.

“What makes me particularly proud is the spirit in which the team at Prime has thrown themselves into the task. We have achieved so much, and we hope very much that our efforts will go a long way to supporting people living with cancer, and their families.”

Mandy Spraggett, fundraising manager for Macmillan Coventry and North Warwickshire, said: “The Gold Post Box Cycle Challenge is a really innovative idea and the kind of thing we encourage businesses to come up with to help both drive staff engagement and raise an impressive amount in the process.”

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