Autoglass is pairing with its parent company Belron and entering 1,000 people to take part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon tomorrow (Saturday).
All monies raised will be donated to the South African charity Afrika Tikkun and Matthew Mycock, managing director of Autoglass, and Gary Lubner, CEO of Belron will be taking part in a leg each to help raise funds.
This year marks the tenth year that Belron has participated in the event, so there is a strong drive to have the entire team complete the full swim-cycle-run event and smash fundraising targets of previous years in the process.
This year, the global team plan to raise €1 million for Afrika Tikkun, £70,000 of which is hoped to be generated by the staff of Autoglass in the UK.
Afrika Tikkun is an NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. The charity aims to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens. Over the last 10 years, the Belron team, incorporating Autoglass in the UK, has raised in the region of €2Million for the charity.