Bank employees saddle up for good causes fundraiser

Employees from a bank are set to saddle up and follow the lead of Bradley Wiggins as part of a charity fundraiser.

The nine separate centres that comprise HSBC’s midlands commercial region will cycle a combined 700 miles on exercise bikes within six hours, and the group that completes its stage in the quickest time being will be crowned the ‘Tour de Midlands’ winner.

The Northamptonshire’s chosen centre will be Kettering’s Cransley Hospice.

Half of the money raised will go to HSBC’s midlands regional charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the remainder will be split between the chosen charity of each specific centre.

A total of 200 HSBC Commercial Bank employees will take part in the event on Friday, August 31, and each centre will be using as many of their staff as possible.

Martin Hanson, HSBC deputy regional commercial director, said: “We have been inspired by the likes of Bradley Wiggins and the Team GB cyclists in the Olympics this summer to get on our bikes and raise money for charity.

“HSBC’s midlands region comprises nine separate commercial centres but we are one team and we want to help these fantastic charities whilst having a bit of fun at the same time.

“We will be asking employees, customers and advisors to dig deep to support the day.”

Alongside the main cycle event, each centre will also be holding separate money raising events, such as cake sales and dress down days to create support for their chosen charity.