Staff from two Midlands-based delivery companies hit the road in aid of a charity cycle challenge held by Acorns Children’s Hospice.
A total of four staff from EDS Couriers and Advanced Delivery Service – both part of APC Overnight – volunteered their help at the Severn Valley Cycle Challenge, which saw more than 150 cyclists pedal their way around some of the West Midlands’ most beautiful scenery.
The charity held its sixth Severn Valley cycle challenge on Sunday, August 17 to raise funds for its three hospices across the region, with cyclists choosing one of three different courses; 10, 20 or 40 miles to match their ability.
Amongst those who lent a hand was Andy Evans, managing director at EDS Couriers, who said: “Acorns is a local charity that provides an invaluable service to so many local people, and as a responsible local company, we were keen to support the Cycle Challenge in any way we could.
“It was great to be able to put ourselves and our delivery vans to good use, all in the name of such a good cause.”
Gary Haynes, of Advanced Delivery Service, said: “With our depot not running delivery services on a Sunday, it made complete sense to put our vehicles to good use in order to help Acorns to run a hugely successful event.”
The charity is hoping that the event will raise £30,000 and is asking participants to send in their sponsorship money to help Acorns continue to provide care for life limited and life threatened children across the region.