Troy Stevens was Easi-Drive’s first employee in 2001, joining the company in its founding year. To mark his long service and loyalty Troy has decided to take part in 10 challenges throughout the year to celebrate the business’ milestone and raise money for charity.
So far, he has confirmed the following: a forwards and backwards bungee jump, wing walking, a half marathon, the Cheshire Triathlon, a solo parachute jump, Manchester 100 bike ride, Hell Runner (10-12 mile trail run), the Three Peaks Challenge and the Great Salford Swim.
As the first and only employee back in 2001, Troy was involved in all aspects of the business, ten years on he is now Recoveries Manager. He said of the challenge: “When I first started working at Easi-Drive the business was small, but as the company grew I was able to specialize in one particular area, which has been great for developing my career. This year is a significant anniversary for the business, but also for me personally and so it provided the perfect excuse to try out some crazy activities that I’ve always wanted to do.
“My first event is a bungee jump in March, so I’m in full fundraising mode! I would love to raise £10,000 in total after finishing all 10 events. My colleagues think I’m mad but they’ve been very encouraging and hopefully they’ll be as forthcoming when it comes to sponsoring me!”
Troy is hoping to donate £1,000 to 10 different charities. One of the beneficiaries will be Easi-Drive’s own charitable fund, wheelsforgood, which helps good causes related to wheels, transport and the motor industry. Troy is looking to receive nominations for the other nine causes.