Posted 18th May 2017

Hoover directors gear up for charity bike ride

By KBBDaily on 18th May 2017 - 13:26pm

Two Hoover directors are preparing to take part in a 1,200km charity bike ride across France called The Veloddyssey Cycle to raise funds for St John's Hospice and Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin.

Steve Macdonald, marketing director of Hoover's freestanding division, pictured left, and freestanding and built-in Ireland sales director Kevin Finn, right, both hope to raise £2,000, which will be split between the two charities.

According to Hoover, the 745-mile route is equivalent to 70,000 of its new tall larder fridge and freezers laid end-to-end. The duo will kick off the challenge in the north west of France on the 1st June and will finish in Biarritz in the south west of the country.

“This year, I’ll be cycling up to 100 miles a day over eight days to raise money for the Wirral Hospice, so they can continue to care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart, liver and kidney disease, respiratory and neurological conditions,” said Macdonald.

Finn added: “I’m really proud to be making a donation to the team at the Crumlin Children’s Hospital, who work tirelessly to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland. My funds will contribute towards a much needed piece of medical machinery that’s used for young patients undergoing spinal and neurosurgery procedures. My work is part of a bigger fundraising effort by my friends in memory of their son, so it’s an issue close to home for me.”


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