Leasing and fleet management company Fleet Alliance has beaten the target for its inaugural charity ball by raising more than £25,000 for cancer charities, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
The monies raised from the evening, which was held at the at the Glasgow Marriott hotel and attended by Fleet Alliance customers, suppliers, local businesses and staff, will be split equally between the two charities.
Martin Brown, managing director at Fleet Alliance, said: “Over the last five years we have raised in excess of £100,000 for our nominated charity partners with Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres being the main beneficiary, thanks to the efforts of our customers, suppliers and employees.
“Staff here at Fleet Alliance have cycled, run, skydived and hiked their way – with the generous support of clients and suppliers – to an amazing charity fund-raising total of £75,000 in five years.”
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres have been Fleet Alliance’s preferred charity for five years during which time the annual Maggie's Monster Bike and Hike has been a particular favourite.
This event has raised over £4million through the fund-raising efforts of almost 5,000 participants in a gruelling 30-mile cycle ride and 43-mile hike or run in the Highlands of Scotland.
This year Fleet Alliance acted as transport partner for the event in May, providing an assorted fleet of vehicles including people carriers for Maggie’s staff and volunteers, 4x4 vehicles for teams of off-road marshals, road cars for route marshals and medics and mini-buses for participants.
Anyone still wishing to support the Fleet Alliance fund-raising effort should call 0845 601 8407, visit www.justgiving.com/fleet-alliance or send a cheque payable to ‘Fleet Alliance Ltd’ to: Fleet Alliance, Granite House, 31 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4RZ.