Spar wholesaler James Hall & Co has quenched the thirsts of more than 1,000 cyclists raising money for the NSPCC, as part of Spar UK’s ongoing support of the children’s charity.
The Preston-based wholesaler and distributor donated 2,000 bottles of water to the ride and 1,300 cereals bars to the finish line to support those taking part.
The riders cycled 37 miles from Manchester to Liverpool on 29 May 2011, in an event that hopes to raise more than £17,000 for the children’s charity.
Andrew Barnes, James Hall & Co trading & marketing director, said supporting the event was a fantastic way to raise money for the NSPCC.
“The bike ride was open to all age groups and abilities, and also promoted healthy living, an important focus for James Hall and Spar,” said Barnes.
“Our Spar stores are the hub of the local community and their benefits extend far beyond the provision of vital products and services,” he said. “By showing our ongoing support for the NSPCC, Spar and James Hall demonstrate their firm commitment to good causes.”
Elizabeth Pickup, NSPCC corporate fundraising manager for the North West, said the event had been a huge success.
“The Manchester to Liverpool Bike Ride is one of the NSPCC’s biggest annual fundraising events in the North West and is a great way for people to have fun and get fitter, whilst helping to end cruelty to children.
“Thanks to those taking part, the NSPCC is able to help and protect some of the most vulnerable children in the country. It is only with the generosity of people fundraising for the charity that we can offer our services,” she said.