Mark Smith, CEO of Billington Holdings, and Robert Moisey, Structural Engineer at Billington Structures, recently took part in the 14th Prologis 100 Cycle charity ride to raise money for charity. The annual event, which took place on the 14th September, involves cyclists participating in either a 100 mile or 100 kilometre course, around Northamptonshire.
Over 130 cyclists took part in this year’s event to raise money for three charities. These are Breast Friends Solihull, which is run by volunteers who have been affected by breast cancer, to support those diagnosed with the disease. The second charity is Battens Disease Family Association, which helps those affected by the rare childhood neurological disorder. It works to improve the quality, support families and fund research into a cure. The third charity is LandAid, a nationwide group that helps young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless in the future.
This year’s event raised over £35,000 for the three charities. Since the annual cycle event started, it has now raised over £400,000 for good causes. In addition to the cycle ride, this year’s event also included a raffle and auction, with prizes donated by corporate sponsors.
Paul Weston, Regional Head of Prologis UK, said: “Every year we hold the Prologis 100 and every year we are able to support a number of great charities doing really important work. This year was no different and as always, I feel incredibly privileged to be part of an organisation that puts such an emphasis on charitable work and giving back.”
Mark Smith, CEO of Billington Holdings, said: “Delighted to take part in this year’s Prologis 100 Cycle charity ride. There was a great turn out on the day, and thankfully the weather was good, which made the ride just a little bit easier! Appreciate everyone who donated, the event raised a lot of money for charities that provide vital services to people in need.”