Posted 17th Jul 2017

Hoover directors raise close to £3,000 for charity

By KBBDaily on 17th July 2017 - 07:00am

Two Hoover directors, who recently took on a 1,200km charity bike ride across France called The Veloddyssey Cycle, managed to raised £2,902 for their efforts.

Steve Macdonald, marketing director of Hoover's freestanding division, pictured right, and freestanding and built-in Ireland sales director Kevin Finn, left, raised the funds for St John's Hospice and Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin.

According to Hoover, the eight-day bike ride involved “numerous punctures and even concussion following a bike collision on day two”. Macdonald said: “The first two days were more difficult than expected as we had to take on some really tough terrain, including wood trails and semi gravel.

“However, the biggest setback was definitely my collision with the back of Kevin’s bike! Luckily my helmet did its job, which allowed us to continue on to easier and more enjoyable days,” he added. “We’re both really proud of completing the cycle and I’m thrilled to have raised vital funds to contribute towards the fantastic work that St. John’s Hospice undertake every single day.”

Finn added: “Despite a few minor setbacks it was an enjoyable experience and a great accomplishment. I'm so glad I'm able to make a donation to the children’s hospital. I'd like to thank everyone that donated for their generosity – your contributions will go a long way!”

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