World beaters! Staff at Scarborough's Moneyweb circle the globe
Staff at Scarborough company Moneyweb have travelled 25,000 miles to raise money for a local charity.
Each year employees choose a local charity to support and this year’s is the Rainbow Centre.
Becky Robinson whose husband Paul owns Moneyweb, based at Betton Farm business estate, said: “Paul went to see Rainbow Centre manager Trish Kinsella and while he waited, he sat next to a lovely woman with two children who was also waiting for Trish. “The woman said: ‘‘My husband just left me, I’ve no job, and no money to feed my children.’”
Paul was taken aback by the lady’s openness and resolved to do what he could to help. Becky said: “The Rainbow Centre is not just a foodbank, they’re there for support and financial advice as well.
“We sat and chatted about what we could do and came up with lots of ideas, but they all seemed a bit lame. Then someone said ‘How about Around the World in a virtual 80 Days? and we agreed.
“There’s not a huge amount of us doing it. We only have 20 staff in total, with 18 able to take part. So every member of staff has done 12 miles per day for 80 days.”
The team has also been joined by triathlete Becky
Mason and eventer Lois Teal who Moneyweb sponsor.
Together they have walked, run, cycled, swam and even horse ridden to help complete the distance.
Becky said: “It’s been really challenging, but really good.”
The company set themselves a target of £4,000 and in the end raised £5,407.
Becky said: “Any tiny little bit will always help. Even if people give just £20 it’s wonderful.”