The Roofing Racers team has smashed the œ50,000 target it set when entering 2014’s Virgin Active London Triathlon by raising œ62,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital charities.
With a record 139 competitors from across the roofing, roofline and window industries, the Roofers Racers team believes its latest charity donation is set to make a difference to many peoples’ lives.
Philip Johns from Roofing Racers hailed the total as ?amazing’ and has thanked all those who took part and supported last year’s effort. He said:
“I never thought we would get to where we are from such a small idea. Roofing Racers has just completed its eighth consecutive year and, thanks to everyone involved, we have raised in excess of œ360,000 to date for these two worthwhile causes that rely heavily on donations and financial support to continue their great work.
“As well as the record total, we can once again take pride from seeing participants from various industries all come together as one team at this iconic event.”
Commenting on this latest donation from Roofing Racers, Macmillan Cancer Support said:
“It was really fantastic to see firsthand the commitment, passion and determination on the day of the triathlon and how everyone was united and focused on enjoying the day, challenging themselves and showing their support. This is also evident in the donations that have been received to date.
“Over the years that Roofing Racers has been supporting Macmillan, it has donated œ150,000 which is a fantastic achievement. This kind of amount could fund 5,555 nursing hours, which has made a huge difference.”
A spokesperson from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said:
“We would like to thank Roofing Racers on behalf of the children, parents and staff for everything they have done to raise such an amazing amount and we look forward to working with Roofing Racers for many years so the hospital can continue to offer the best care possible.”
In response to 2014’s success, Roofing Racers has already set a new target for 2015 of œ70,000 and is calling on everyone in the roofing, roofline and window industries to join in this year’s London Triathlon, due to be held on Saturday August 8 2015.