The Marsden Building Society’s Barrowford branch team worked up a sweat on Friday in support of Headway Burnley and Pendle.
And with the support of their members and staff they managed to raise a fantastic £580 for the charity.
Headway is a local brain injury support group that offers help, support and advice to brain injury victims, their families and carers for over 20 years. The team chose to support this charity as staff member Louise Whittam’s sister Karen is joining the support group after discovering a brain tumour earlier this year.
Louise said: “My sister Karen had an operation in January to remove the tumour.
“Since then she has struggled with short term memory loss and we have found that there is very little help out there for people with this condition. We will begin attending support groups that Headway runs every week so my team and I wanted to try and raise some money for them with our fundraiser”.
Marsden staff cycled over 132 miles on an exercise bike in branch throughout the day, with members of staff from local Marsden branches popping in to help out with the ride as well as Louise’s nephew, Lewis Hillman. The society also held a non-uniform day at its principal office and requested sponsors from staff and members for the event.
We are always interested in supporting local initiatives and with this being something that was so close to our branch teams as well, it was important the society got on boardRob Pheasey
Rob Pheasey, Chief Executive of the society who rode for 40 minutes on the bike said ‘We are always interested in supporting local initiatives and with this being something that was so close to our branch teams as well, it was important the society got on board.
“We are so pleased with the results and I would like to thank Physique Sports for lending us the bike, staff across the society for their support and our members for their generous donations, we hope it will make a real difference to the charity.”