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Zenith’s fundraising efforts recognised

Zenith’s fundraising efforts have been recognised through the presentation of a team sponsorship award after a team of ten cyclists from Zenith entered the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride.

The employees cycled 70 miles from Wetherby to Filey and raised over £3,700 for the event’s nominated charities.

In total the event has raised a record £147,852 so far this year, with proceeds still coming in. This event, which started in 1984, is one of the most popular and successful charity events in Yorkshire.

Prizes were awarded to the top fund-raising riders and teams, which included Zenith, and the monies raised were presented to the recipient charities at a recent presentation evening, held at Headingley Stadium.

Zenith has also recently gone on to raise a further £1,385 for two high profile charities, Movember -raising awareness and money for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men - and BEN -the automotive industry charity.

The team of ten - Richard Hamilton, Kris Hale, Richard Jessop, Eddie Mellor, Mark Everitt, Paul Downey, Steve Waterhouse, Roger Plumtree, Simon Cullearn and Dave Jones - grew moustaches for Movember and raised over £1,225.

This was followed by a pre Christmas fund raising event for BEN at their Leeds office. The ‘Wine and Buy’ night was held after office hours and raised £160. The event saw local business being invited into Zenith’s offices to sell gifts and provide pamper treatments. Stalls included Love4Bags, Vie at Home, Boutique Style Clothing and The Happy Button Company.

Ian Hughes, commercial director of Zenith, said: “We are always looking for new ways to support local and national charities. As part of this, we are continuing to hold events throughout the year for BEN, our nominated charity, as well as raising money for other good causes. So far this year Zenith employees have raised more than ever before and we are proud that we able to support such as range of great charities.”

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