Wheely good show: riders raise £255,000+ for The Prince’s Trust
Four hundred and fifty people took to their bikes in the annual 100km Wheels for Change sponsored cycling challenge.
After a summer of British cycling glory, 450 Barclays employees, including senior executives from across Barclays and sponsor partners, pushed their own cycling abilities to the limit in the annual 100km Wheels for Change cycling challenge.
Participants started with a lap of the VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London before heading into the Essex countryside, braving 100km of hills and headwinds in aid of The Prince’s Trust.
This year, Wheels for Change has raised more than £255,000, and with funds still coming through it is well on its way to reaching its target of £300,000; reaffirming the event as one of the largest employee-led initiatives raising funds to support the life-changing work of The Prince’s Trust across the UK.
I’m so proud of Wheels for Change. Year on year our employees’ dedication and commitment to supporting causes they care about have ensured this event has grown both in popularity and funds raised.
Wheels for Change founder and Chief of Staff, Global Technology
Wheels for Change is an annual fundraising event organised by a small group of passionate Barclays employees. Since it was established in 2011 it has raised an impressive £1.5m for charity.
Shane Hawkins, Wheels for Change founder and Chief of Staff, Global Technology, said: “I’m so proud of Wheels for Change. Year on year our employees’ dedication and commitment to supporting causes they care about have ensured this event has grown both in popularity and funds raised, and this year was no exception. Thank you to all involved, from the riders, the volunteers and our sponsors - we wouldn’t be able to do it without you.”
Wheels for Change 2016 was sponsored by law firms Addleshaw Goddard, Browne Jacobson, Clifford Chance, Eversheds, Freshfields, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simmonds & Simmonds, TLT, healthcare provider Nuffield Health and facility services provider ISS.
The Prince’s Trust is one of Barclays’ strategic charity partners. Watch Shikesh’s story to find out more about the vital, life changing work the trust does to support vulnerable young people across the UK.