Having cycled more than 191 miles around London over two days to raise money for charity, the four man team made up of Big Yellow staff, decided to get their legs waxed one by one in celebration at raising so much money for the Get Kids Going! charity.
The team, made up of leader, Mike FitzGerald, store manager at Big Yellow Romford, Luke McLaughlin from Birmingham Big Yellow, Richard Shubrook and Paul Holmes from Big Yellow Head office, decided that if the team raised over £1,500 Luke and Mike would get their legs waxed, at £2,000 Richard is up with Paul following behind at £3,000.
Team leader Mike told us “We were so amazed at how much everyone got behind us and supported the challenge. As the money grew higher and higher, we started talking about what else we could do to raise more. After one too many drinks, we decided that getting our legs waxed was a good idea if we reached £1,500. Within two weeks of the cycle, we surpassed it which was great…although nerve racking at the same time.”
The money raised will provide much needed funding for national charity, Get Kids Going! which helps buy disabled children and young people specially built sporting equipment so they can take part in next year’s Paralympics’.
The money raised so far will go towards buying much needed equipment and sports grants that will, hopefully, secure GB some medals at the 2012 Paralympics.
On having his legs waxed Mike said “It’s one of the most painful things I have ever had done. I was first up thankfully, as I am not sure I would have gone through with it having watched someone else go through the agony. If it was a choice between cycling 200 miles or having my legs waxed again, cycling wins every time!”
Yellow Fellows we salute you!
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