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MD peddles to Paris helping raise £17,000 for sick kids

Frank Elkins, the managing director of BSS Industrial and Gavin Slark the CEO of the BSS group cycled 180 miles from London to Paris, raising more than £17,000 for the Rainbow Trust children's charity.
MD peddles to Paris helping raise £17,000 for sick kids
A team of eight BSS workers got on their bikes from BSS Industrial's site in Chessington on September 3 and after numerous punctures, arrived in Paris three days later. Pictured left to right are Charlie Cleverly, Matt Trott, Gavin Slark, Frank Elkins, David Rose, David Kerr, Tom Wilson and Jonathan Jennings.

Frank Elkins, said: 'Our team was made up of bike riders of all abilities so this challenge was by no means a walk in the park. It was tough to keep motivated and to get going each day but Rainbow Trust is such a worthy cause; we knew we had to make it to the finish line.'

The lows: Punctures and pain


Through hundreds of different activities, the pipeline and heating supplier has raised nearly £30,000 for the charity in 2009. The Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

BSS Industrial is one of three divisions of the BSS Group which operates through 400 trading branches and employs almost 5,000 people.

Donations can still be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/bsslondon2paris2009.
5 November 2009

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