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Published on July 14th, 2017 | by The GC Team

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Hoover directors win through on charity cycle marathon

The two Hoover directors (pictured) who took on a huge charity cycle ride across France have announced their fundraising totalled almost £3,000.

Steve Macdonald, marketing director of Hoover’s freestanding division and Kevin Finn, sales director of Hoover freestanding and built-in Ireland, raised a total of £2,902 (€3,279), as well as gift aid contributions, for St. John’s Hospice in Wirral and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The charities are local to Hoover’s operations in Bromborough and Dublin.

The eight-day bike ride saw the duo tackle a 1,200km (745m) cycle route, which involved numerous punctures and even a concussion following a bike collision on day two.

Steve Macdonald commented: “The first two days were more difficult than expected as we had to take on some really tough terrain, including wood trails and semi gravel. However, the biggest setback was definitely my collision with the back of Kevin’s bike! Luckily my helmet did its job, which allowed us to continue on to easier and more enjoyable days. We’re both really proud of completing the cycle and I’m thrilled to have raised vital funds to contribute towards the fantastic work that St. John’s Hospice undertakes every single day.”

Kevin Finn added: “Despite a few minor setbacks it was an enjoyable experience and a great accomplishment. I’m so glad I’m able to make a donation to the children’s hospital. I’d like to thank everyone that donated for their generosity – your contributions will go a long way!”

  www.hoover.co.uk

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