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Morson Technical Services in Yeovil take part in charity fundraiser with Leonardo UK
Funds raised went to the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team
Morson’s onsite team in Yeovil were proud to play an important role in a major fundraising effort with Leonardo UK.
The Morson Technical Services team, who are onsite with Leonardo UK in Yeovil helped the business raise £46,000 for the Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team (AFPST) by supporting the Ride of Steel Challenge 2019.
Leonardo UK has supported the AFPST, who play a powerful role in the recovery of injured and sick serving personnel and veterans through sporting activity, for ten years. The Ride of Steel 2019 saw 20 riders cycle 232 miles to Sheffield, 7 riders from Basildon cycled 238 miles over 4 days, a team of 12 riders from Luton and Lincoln cycled more than 180 miles to Sheffield in three days, 7 cyclists travelled the 220-mile ride from Southampton and two more the 200 miles from Bristol.
On the final day, all riders arrived together for the opening ceremony of the UK Invictus Games Trials in Sheffield.
Clare Brister and Ruth House from MTS at Yeovil helped with the logistics of moving the cyclists and their kit for the duration of the journey while Tony Beaumont took part in the cycle challenge. He commented on Morson’s support:
“We’re all really proud to have been involved in this amazing and uplifting experience. Clare and Ruth were amazing and gave up their weekend to support the challenge. They both deserve medals!”
Charity is one of Morson’s core values. Coupled with core charity activity, Morson aims to raise and donate £500,000 in total throughout the year in celebration of 50 years in business. Core charity activity has seen us work to raise money for the employee-chosen charities in 2019 - Motor Neurone Disease Association and ABF The Soldier’s Charity. In the last 10 years, over £2million has been raised for worthy causes throughout the UK such as the Seashell Trust and Destination Florida.
Morson has also embarked on a program of donation called '50 Weeks of Giving', in which local organisations receive funds each week throughout the year. To find out more about how Morson supports local charities, click here.