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British Gypsum employees raise over £19k for Nottingham Breast Institute

Over one hundred cyclists from British Gypsum have raised more than £19,300 for the Nottingham Breast Institute at Nottingham City Hospital, after friends, family members and colleagues received treatment there.

Several employees at the company’s Barrow Upon Soar plant had personal experience of being cared for at the Nottingham Breast Institute, leading to colleagues deciding to fundraise for the centre.

More than 100 members of staff joined together to cycle over 100 miles, from the British Gypsum plant in Barrow Upon Soar to Skegness, in their 12th annual charity bike ride. The group’s chosen charity this year was Nottingham Hospitals Charity, with the money raised going to the Nottingham Breast Institute.

The bike ride took place on 22 June and the group have now presented a cheque for £19,399 to members of staff from the Nottingham Breast Institute and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Organiser Phil Johnson, Production Operator at British Gypsum, rode the bike ride on a tandem with a colleague, both dressed in pink tutus! He said: “We are so thankful to the staff at the Nottingham Breast Institute for the care they’ve given so many of our loved ones, and we’re delighted with the amount of money we’ve raised for such a fantastic cause.

“It was great to see so many people pulling together and taking part for such a good cause – from shop-floor colleagues right up to British Gypsum directors.”

 Marianne Burchell, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We are so grateful to the team at British Gypsum for once again organising a fantastic cycle ride and raising a phenomenal amount of money for the Nottingham Breast Institute.

“The money they have raised will make a huge difference to patients by helping to improve facilities and equipment. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved, either behind the scenes or by taking part on the day.” For more information or to sign up to a fundraising event in aid of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, please click here.

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