Turner & Townsend cycle team raises $13,000 for charity
Date: 03 July 2012
The team from Turner & Townsend raised $13,000 at this year's Tour de Cureclick to enlarge
A Turner & Townsend team of staff, family and friends from across the globe raised over $13,000 for charity in the annual Tour de Cure cycle ride in the Napa Valley, north of San Francisco.
The Tour de Cure is organised by the American Diabetes Association, a non-profit organisation that seeks to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected. The Association has invested more than $450m in research and funded for more than 4,000 research projects. It is also the largest organiser of camps and retreats for children with diabetes, benefitting more than 10,000 children of all ages each year.
The Tour de Cure fundraising events are held across the United States, with over 50,000 riders intending to participate this year. In 2011, the Napa Valley Tour was the largest, and its riders and corporate sponsors raised over $1.5m.
This year, cycling enthusiasts from our London, Toronto and New York offices flew in to join the local Turner & Townsend team, and rode distances from ten to a hundred miles in support of this very worthy cause. Together they raised over $13,000, taking eleventh place in the group of 45 corporate teams. Individually, New York office Principal John Robbins took eighth position for fundraising, out of the total of 2,750 participants. John remarked, “We are delighted with our achievements, and thanks from us all go to our team captain, Richard Harryman, for keeping us focused and organized to the end. We are looking forward to next year!”