Amey launches fundraising bike ride for Rainbow Centre

20 February 2015
Amey and Rainbow centre employees, stood in front of two bicycles.

Amey, which provides highways maintenance services on behalf of Hampshire County Council, has launched its 2015 fundraising event, a bike ride to support the Rainbow Centre in Fareham.

The Ride for Rainbows bike challenge aims to see 40 riders travel 25 miles from Amey’s highways depot in Petersfield, ending at the Rainbow Centre’s home in Newgate Lane, Fareham. The event will take place on 5 July with employees, client members and sub-contractors participating, who are hoping to raise much needed funds for the local charity.

David Ogden, Account Director in Hampshire for Amey, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Rainbow Centre with our bike ride challenge. We ran a similar event for the first time last year, which was very successful, and hope to raise even more money this time for a charity that is close to many of our employees’ hearts.”

The event is the second of its kind run by Amey. The 2014 event was run in support of Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices, which raised over £5,000 in sponsorship, with an additional donation made by Amey’s parent company, Ferrovial. As part of Amey’s commitment to supporting local communities, the recipient of the sponsored funds is changed each year to share the fundraising across a number of groups.

Lara Bull, Director at the Rainbow Centre, said: “Amey are simply wonderful supporters of the Rainbow Centre. They have done so much for us in the past and this latest challenge being taken on by their staff for our 25th Anniversary just shows the level of commitment and support they give to us. The ride will no doubt cause more than a few blisters and sore limbs but we hope they understand how much we appreciate their effort and how valuable their support is to us. It is thanks to companies and staff like those at Amey that we can continue to do what we do.”

The Rainbow Centre supports children with cerebral palsy and adults with brain damage and other neurological difficulties, and is celebrating 25 years of service in the local community, with 25 events in 2015.