North Wales Fire & Rescue supports Tour De Payroll charity cycle ride
North Wales Fire & Rescue Service has shown its support to a charity cycle ride which aims to raise £5000 for a leading children’s hospice.
On Wednesday afternoon eight cyclists from payroll and HR software specialist MHR – supplier of the fire service’s new HR and payroll management system iTrent which will go live later this year – stopped off at Rhyl Community Fire Station as part of a five day 280 mile bike ride from the company’s Nottingham head office to Mount Snowdon followed by a 3,500ft ascent to the summit of England and Wales’ highest mountain.
The team of intrepid adventurers are aiming to raise £5,000 from the trek for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, a hospice in the East Midlands that provides care and support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
The money raised from MHR’s Tour De Payroll will go towards funding physiotherapy to babies, children and young people cared for at the hospice to help with a range of symptoms as a result of their individual conditions.
The event has been arranged as part of its celebrations for National Payroll Week, an annual event organised by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) which aims to raise the profile and awareness of payroll in the UK.
Earlier this week the riders paid a visit to the headquarters of Rainbows in Loughborough, and are visiting several of its North Wales customers along the way including Flintshire County Council in Mold, Rhyl Community Fire Station and Conwy County Borough Council before they attempt to conquer Mount Snowdon on Friday.
Jessica Mills, executive vice chairman at MHR says: “Ensuring people are paid accurately and on time is central to what we do at MHR, and every year we love getting involved with National Payroll Week.
“This year we really wanted to set push the boundaries with our fundraising efforts and are delighted to support Rainbows as our nominated charity for MHR’s Tour De Payroll as it does such important work with families in our region.
“It’s great to be able to visit several loyal customers along the route, and we thank North Wales Fire & Rescue Service for supporting the riders and giving them encouragement for the rest of the journey.
“Most of our team have never taken on a personal challenge like this before but I know they will give every ounce of effort to smash their £5,000 target.”
Kate Golding, Head of Corporate Giving, at Rainbows, says: “The hospice only receives a small amount of guaranteed funding, so we rely heavily on the generosity and support of organisations to continue to provide physiotherapy and vital care for those families when they need it most.
“The Tour De Payroll is a wonderful idea and we wish the team from MHR all the best for the remainder of their gruelling challenge.”
To support MHR’s fundraising efforts and place a donation, please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/MHRTourDePayroll