The staff of Lloyds TSB Bank, Durham Market Place paired up with Firefighters from County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Services to take part in a charity cycle in the branch.
With the help of an exercise bike on loan from Result Fitness, Gary Bankhead – Watch Manager and Green Watch Firefighters stepped forward to join the staff in cycling 838 miles, the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise vital funds for the charity.
The event took place over 5 days and manager Nick Dobson saw the team across the finishing line, covering the final 40km solo.
With donations from customers the team raised a total of £1,381.60 which will go towards providing free therapy to children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities from their centre based in Pelton, Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
Organiser Lesley Feechan, a mortgage adviser at Lloyds TSB Bank, said: “It’s been fantastic. The support from customers has been fantastic and it’s brought all the staff together. It’s been an amazing experience. I can’t believe we’ve done it.”
The article in the Northern Echo can be found by clicking here.