Professional December 2017/January 2018

Charity news

Cintra coasting TWENTY-EIGHT employees from Cintra HR & Payroll Services got on their bikes to raise vital funds for international children’s charity Comrades of Children Overseas (COCO), taking part in the Coast to Coast challenge, a 137-mile cycle race from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, raising in excess of £5,000 for the Newcastle-based charity in the process. The proceeds will go towards supporting COCO’s work with communities in remote regions of East Africa, helping young people access the education that can allow them to build successful futures for themselves. Participants undertook the challenging cycle ride through stunning scenery and testing terrain in eight teams of three. The Odd Squad team, comprising Jennifer Wallace, Tom Stewart and Andy Mackenzie, crossed the line in first place. Staff from Equiniti joined the seasoned Cintra competitors, adding its own team of enthusiastic cyclists into the mix. Carsten Staehr, Cintra’s chief executive officer (CEO) and also COCO board member, said: “The dedication of the winning team was immense – sacrificing lunch and all refreshments on the second leg of the race to ensure they got to lift the coveted Coast to Coast trophy. COCO has been Cintra’s charity for many years, mainly because they make a really big difference to the lives of children in marginalised communities. We love that they always tell us how our donations are used and always work on projects that are sustainable.” Lucy Kendall, CEO of COCO, said: “We hope to encourage even more businesses to get behind our work like Cintra and raise even more money to change the lives of young people in some of the poorest parts of the world.”


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Issue 36 | December 2017/January 2018

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