Pearl and the community


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Tower to Tower 2006
As part of the GM fundraising team Jeff Walsh made the trip from the Eiffel Tower to Blackpool tower to raise money for Hope House children's hospice, having raised over £10,500 in sponsorship, Pearl won a Ford Fiesta as part of a supply challenge with Anglo European, in agreement with Paul Sullivan managing Director of Anglo Jeff donated the car to Hope house Children's hospice, Hope raffled the car generating a further staggering £44,000 for the hospice taking the total to over £55,000
Tour De Anglesey
On the 23 – 25 April 2010 we attempted to circum-navigate the on Mountain Bikes. The trip is about 125 miles and we plan to complete the journey in just over 2 days.Not overly challenging you may say…. until you realize that the last time some of these guys were on a bike it said BMX on it and they had a bag of newspapers round their neck!A mixed bunch of guys with the odd experienced charity campaigner who has done this sort of thing before to a couple of guys who only agreed to do it because the concept was hatched on a drunken night out!Although the rest of the riders supported Hope House Children's hospice my father had been diagnosed with cancer so my individual sponsorship went to cancer research totalling £
Coast to Coast Charity bike ride
Sixteen riders, many from the glass and glazing industry, put pedal power to fantastic use in a coast to coast charity bike ride to raise money for St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston.The team took on the four-day challenge to cycle 204 miles from Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire to Ulverston in Cumbria and have so far raised in excess of £33,000 for the hospice. On their journey, they climbed over 20,000 feet of rough terrain throughout the four-day period and reached speeds as fast as 48.3mph on the down hill roads from the Tan Hill Inn.
On reaching their destination, they were greeted by a rapturous reception at the Ulverston Carnival.The event was organised by Jeff Walsh from Bolton-based Pearl Window Systems to raise money for St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston in memory of his father Jeff who passed away on 28th February 2011One rider, Andy Cunningham from Total Hardware, said: “This was an enormous challenge and we cycled over some very tough terrain in soaring temperatures. There was such great camaraderie in the team and we kept each other going.
I am absolutely delighted to have taken part in such a worthy charity effort and to have raised a great amount of money as a result.”Jeff Walsh added: “St Mary’s Hospice provided the vital care both at home and in the frequent visits there to see my father. I was so overwhelmed by what they did for him and I decided before he passed away to try and give something back. I always knew this would be in his memory and I am so grateful to everyone who took part for all of their efforts in raising a fantastic donation for this great hospice.
Well done everyone!”Jeff is also organising a charity dinner at Cartmel Race Course in August to raise more money for the hospice. Auction prizes include a driving day at Silverstone Porsche Centre, a box at Leeds United and a signed Manchester United shirt.
The riders:
Jeff Walsh - Pearl Window Systems
Ant Holiday - Pearl Window Systems
Darren Bohm - Bohm Furniture
Mark Parker - Garside Laycock
Ray McGrady - Duraflex
Lee Wilson - Duraflex
Andy Cunnigham - Total Hardware
Dave Banton - Forests and Co
Paul Riley - CNP Profession
AlIain Mowett - The Vinnden Partnership
John Rigby - Knightsbride Business Sales
Andy Jones - Pheasant Pub, Grange over Sands
Neil Breeze - Pheasant Pub, Grange over Sands
Dave Gears - Pheasant Pub, Grange over Sands
John Peacock - Roseberry Financial Planning
Mike Hill - Fullex Locks
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