Accountancy interns cycle 269 miles for PACT

A TEAM of interns from a Thames Valley-based accountants have cycled the equivalent distance between their five offices for charity.

The four trainees from Grant Thornton’s Thames Valley branches have used static cycles in the gym to cover the 269 miles between their offices in Reading, Oxford, Southampton and Bristol.

The money raised from the Tour de Grant Thornton is in aid of the company’s charity of the year Parents And Children Together (PACT).

PACT provides adoption services, permanent fostering, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects in the Thames Valley and beyond.

Hannah Bulley, Alec Dean, Charlotte Roberts and Lewis Malkin completed the challenge over several days in August.

Lewis Malkin said: “When we first embarked on this challenge, I think we all knew as a team that hard times that were to come.

“Through sore bottoms, sweat and the occasional tear, we have been able to raise a substantial amount of money for such a great and worthwhile cause.

“I would like to thank everyone who has donated to our Tour de GT campaign in helping us get close to our target of £400.00, We know this money will be going to a good cause.”

PACT’s Fundraising Manager Laura Senior said: “We always welcome new and fun ways that people can support PACT.

“I’d like to say well done to the Tour de Grant Thornton team and thank you to everyone who supported them.”

PACT has lots of experience in working with a wide range of companies who choose to support PACT with staff or customer activities. For more information about how you or your workplace can benefit in this way please contact Laura Senior at laura.senior@pactcharity.org or call 0118 938 7601.