Ring, the leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is gearing up its support for two employees who are embarking on a pair of physically demanding charity challenges in August and September.
Pippa Rowe-Bewick and Nick Weddall are set to take part in the Great North Run and RideLondon, respectively, to raise money for St Vincent’s Support Centre, which helps change the lives of people in Leeds suffering from poverty and deprivation.
Ring, which was acquired by German manufacturer OSRAM in May, has set a team fundraising target of £850, which it hopes to collect from supportive colleagues.
Nick, who is tackling the 100-mile closed road cycling event in London on 4th August, comments: “The work St Vincent’s does for the local community is absolutely vital. I am extremely proud to be supporting an organisation that is so dedicated to helping people who are less fortunate than ourselves and assist them in building a brighter future.
“The work St Vincent’s carries out is enormously beneficial for those who really need it. Although this 100-mile cycling event will be one of the toughest challenges I’ve ever taken on before, knowing I am helping St Vincent’s continue its work is all the motivation I need.”
Pippa, who will take on the 13.2-mile Great North Run on 8th September, comments: “I was really moved by the work St Vincent’s does for the less fortunate, especially with all the services the team is able to offer under one roof.
“Everything from helping those with mental health issues to providing an emergency food parcel service, the charity goes above and beyond to help the people of Leeds and I want to do all that I can to support all the good work it does. Even if that does mean taking part in the largest half marathon in the world!”
Sheena Eastwood, Centre Manager at St Vincent’s Support Centre, comments: “We are really thankful to Pippa and Nick for choosing to support St Vincent’s. We could not do what we do without the kindness of people like them and the money raised will be used to help local people in need. We are in awe of the physical challenges they have chosen to do and wish them every success.”
Based in East Leeds, the St Vincent’s Support Centre has a professional team helping change the lives of those who are deprived of income, employment, education, social networks and community support.