Accountants to ride 325 miles for charity

28th August 2015

A team of accountants from Bishop Fleming’s Worcester office are preparing to set out on a challenge to cycle in a relay between the firm’s Truro and Worcester offices in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

The ride that involves over 100 staff across the whole business will set out from Truro on 11th September. Relay teams will take on local challenges over four days to ride between the business’ offices to raise funds for local charities. The Bishop Fleming Worcester office’s chosen charity is St Richard’s Hospice.

The team at the Worcester office have been hosting various fundraising events to raise awareness of the tour including a Golf Day at Gaudet Luce Golf Club and a quiz night held at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, at which they raised £1,110, kindly match funded by Barclays Bank PLC.

Commenting on the challenge, Julian Carroll, a Corporate and Business Services Manager at Bishop Fleming who is cycling the whole 325 miles said: “We certainly have a big challenge to tackle, but we are very keen to raise as much as we can for the hospice and that will spur us on.”

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice said: “We are delighted that Bishop Fleming has chosen us as their charity.  The money raised will help us to continue to provide free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and support their families. We wish Bishop Fleming the very best of luck with their challenge!”

To donate to the team’s fund visit


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