go

McDonald's staff take on charity cycle trek

Employees from Northbrook Street restaurant complete gruelling challenge

John Herring

Reporter:

John Herring

McDonald's staff take on charity cycle trek

STAFF from McDonald’s in Northbrook Street are celebrating after undertaking a gruelling cycle trek for a children’s charity.

Shift manager Keith Hesp and crew trainer Chloe Walls completed the 126-mile bike ride from Newbury to the Ronald McDonald House in Guy’s Hospital, London and back, in just two days.

Mr Hesp said: “I’m proud to have helped raise money for the RMHC house in Oxford and raise awareness for this amazing charity which does so much good work.

“I decided that the 126-mile bike ride from Newbury to London would be the perfect challenge.

“My parents stayed in the RHMC house in Guy’s Hospital years ago and having that personal connection really made the challenge worthwhile. It was great to take part with Chloe as the ride was tough, but we gave each other moral support!”

The independent charity provides free home-away-from-home accommodation for families with children in hospital. There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK. The pair raised £810 for the charity.

Local franchisee and owner of the McDonald’s Northbrook Street branch, Ross Drake, said: “I’m really proud of Keith and Chloe for taking on this tough challenge of a 126-mile bike ride to help raise funds and awareness for such a fantastic cause.

“Their enthusiasm was contagious and helped them raise an impressive sum for the Oxford house.

“It is important that we all rally together as a community to help make a difference for important causes like the Ronald McDonald House Charity, helping it continue to care for families with ill children.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

£1.5million traffic scheme approved for Newbury
News

£1.5million traffic scheme approved for Newbury

Overhaul of Sainsbury's roundabout will be "another strong link in the A339 chain", says councillor

3comments

 
Highclere man reunited with abandoned baby he found in a holly bush 50 years ago
Hampshire

Highclere man reunited with abandoned baby he found in a holly bush 50 years ago

Sandra Olah flew from Australia after tracking down Martin Palmer

 
News

Controversial homes for Greenham approved

 
News

Peter prepares for Tokyo challenge

1comment

 
News

Dangerous driver tore car across golf course

1comment