Technip Raises £30,000 in Successful Cycle for Cornerstone
26 August 2010A shattered but jubilant ‘Team Technip’ cycled back into Westhill on Friday, August 20th, their efforts reflected in the fantastic £30,000 raised for leading Scottish charity Cornerstone.
The enthusiastic cyclists from the leading subsea engineering and construction company cycled 180 miles, over two days, from Ullapool to Aberdeen, to raise money for the cause which provides social care and support services to adults, children and young people with disabilities.
Team leader, Peter Nellany, said: “We are delighted to have successfully completed the challenge. It has been a long time in the planning and to raise such a fantastic amount while doing something we enjoy is so worthwhile. The generosity of our Technip colleagues, both in Westhill and Evanton, has been superb, as has the level of industry donations from suppliers and clients. Cornerstone does a lot of work in the community and with this being its 30th anniversary, we decided to really go for it with the cycle.
“It was even better to have people in the office also getting involved as part of a static cycle challenge, which took place on the Friday, in Westhill. Eighteen volunteers each cycled 10 miles on static bikes, replicating the efforts of the guys completing the challenge on the road.”
Vanessa Smith, Cornerstone’s regional corporate relations and fundraising co-ordinator, said: “Congratulations to the team for their amazing efforts. The funds raised will make a positive difference to many people with disabilities and other support needs. Technip has supported Cornerstone's work in the community for many years and we are delighted with their extra special efforts on our 30th year!
"Everyone at Cornerstone is truly grateful for the support and looks forward to working with such a great team in the future."
There is still time to sponsor the Technip team – please visit www.justgiving.com/Technip-Cycle-Challenge-2010 to donate.