Local builders cycle from London to Paris for National Star
A team of employees from local Building Contractor Speller Metcalfe have completed a mammoth 250-mile bike ride from London to Paris, raising money for National Star.
National Star supports individuals with disabilities, enabling them to reach their full potential through the provision of specialist education, training and residential services.
Through their involvement in various projects, including the construction of fully accessible specialist accommodation in Pittville in 2015, Speller Metcalfe has seen first-hand the life changing care and support offered by National Star.
The team of six riders, made up from staff across Speller Metcalfe’s Gloucester, Malvern and Wolverhampton offices, included company founder, Andy Metcalfe.
Andy said: ‘National Star have now been making a difference to the lives of people with a wide range of disabilities for over 50 years, so we felt this was a great opportunity to celebrate their landmark year and raise awareness of the fantastic work they do.’
Gill Henry, Head of Fundraising at National Star, said: ‘Almost every single facility at National Star has benefited from the incredible community support we receive.
‘The support of the Speller Metcalfe team, and the money they raise, will enable us to provide the same high level of care and provision in years to come.’
The unassisted ride began in Epsom before reaching Paris and traveling back to the UK. The fundraising efforts of their ride have so far reached over £3,000. Donate here.