|Pedal power raises £2,600|
Staff from Ecclesiastical have raised more than £6,000 on a Cathedral-to-Cathedral cycle challenge to mark the insurer's 125th anniversary.
A team of nine cyclists from the company's UK and Ireland offices cycled 125 miles over two days from Gloucester Cathedral to St Paul's Cathedral, in London, to raise money for Carers Trust and children's charity Barnardo's.They raised £3,100, which was raised to £6,200 after the amount was matched by the company.
David Lane, managing director of Ecclesiastical's Irish business and one of the cyclists, said: "Here at Ecclesiastical we've been supporting not-for-profit organisations for 125 years and, in more recent years, we've been taking on a number of challenges to help both raise awareness of, and funds for, our partner charities.
"This year is special for us as we celebrate 125 years in business and we wanted to come up with something different and exciting to mark this anniversary."
From Gloucester, the route took in Ecclesiastical customers Blenheim Palace and Harrow School with the first day finishing and the second beginning at Oxford's Christ Church Cathedral before finishing at one of Ecclesiastical's most renowned customers, St Paul's.
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