Taylor Wimpey cyclists raise £62,000 for EYH

Staff from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey have raised an amazing £62,000 for End Youth Homelessness (EYH) by cycling 150 miles from Portugal to Spain. Taylor Wimpey is the founding funder of EYH and provides continued support for the movement through corporate donations, staff fundraising, and volunteering. In their latest fundraiser, 39 members of Taylor Wimpey staff completed a challenging cycle ride of 241 kilometres within 2 days.

 

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The 39 cyclists set off on 11th October, taking two days to complete the famous Camino de Santiago Portuguese Route.

Departing from the medieval city of Porto, this challenging route stretched for approximately 150 miles crossing two countries and finishing in the iconic Santiago de Compostela. The coastal route climbs over 1800m and provides a stern test of endurance for even the most experienced cyclists.

Originally tasked with raising £45,000, the team has exceeded that target by raising more than £62,000.

 

The team at Taylor Wimpey said:

“We’d like to thank all who have supported us so far, from families and friends, to colleagues and our supply chain partners. We’ve raised a life-changing sum of money and hope it will make a major difference for young people living without a home.”

We at End Youth Homelessness would like to send a huge thanks to the Taylor Wimpey cyclists, for pushing through the challenge, and in the process raising an impressive amount that will change the lives of young people faced with homelessness. The money raised will help us guide young homeless people onto a more positive path, by investing across housing, health, employment, and prevention.

 

Massive thanks also to the Taylor Wimpey cyclist's sponsors who made such a successful fundraiser possible: 

Pinewood Structures, ZTL Contracting, Sirius Group, Westbourne Civil Engineering, WPI Civil Engineering, CW Plant, Astle Planning & Design, Tradecast Building Services, Eddisons Transport Planning and Design, O’Halloran & O'Brien LTD, PAS NW, Anderson Group, Ambrose Plant Hire, JOM Construction, Bennetts Construction, Bespoke Brick, Iesis, Midgard, PSP, Stolz Kitchens, Think BDW, Savills, Custman & Wakefield, Bouygues, SVM Consulting Engineers