Global insurer QBE has raised £67,500 for a breast cancer charity after its employees completed the final leg of the company’s 1,500-mile cycle relay marathon around Britain.
The two-week relay that visited every QBE office from Glasgow to London has so far generated £33,750, which will be matched by a further £33,750 donation from the insurer.
In the seventh and last leg of the tour, the cyclists made the remaining 40-mile journey from the QBE Chelmsford office into the company’s London headquarters. Over 75 QBE employees participated while other staff members competed against each other using static bikes in their offices to help raise funds.
The proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Care, which was adopted by QBE as its charity partner for the next two years.
“Breast Cancer Care and the work they do really resonate with QBE employees and that is why my colleagues and I have gone the extra mile on our bikes,” said QBE Business Insurance CEO Richard Pryce.
QBE aims to raise a total of £200,000 by the end of its partnership with Breast Cancer Care.
“It is fantastic to see QBE employees are literally going the extra mile for people affected by breast cancer,” said Breast Cancer Care chief executive Samia al Qadhi.
“Every penny raised will help Breast Cancer Care to continue to provide a lifeline of care and support for anyone affected by breast cancer,” she added.
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