PwC Cambridge handed a cheque for nearly £6,000 to Romsey Mill in December. The money was raised through their ‘Cambridge to Cambridge Challenge’, an event running during September and October that involved PwC staff cycling the 3,266 miles between Cambridge UK and Cambridge USA on static exercise bikes. Around 100 staff took part in the challenge, supported by the donation of an exercise bike from Green’s Health and Fitness.
PwC chose Romsey Mill as their ‘charity of the year’ in the hope that by focusing on a single charity over 2010-11, they can make a big difference to a worthy group in the local community.
Stuart Newman, senior partner, said: ‘Romsey Mill is a fantastic local charity that makes a real difference in the lives of young people in the Cambridge area.
'Our office is committed to supporting them over the next year and the Cambridge to Cambridge cycle ride is only one of a number of challenges we’ve set ourselves to do just that. We’re pleased to have smashed our initial target of £3,266 and hope the money will make a real difference to the young people who benefit from the work of Romsey Mill.’
Stuart and his colleague Ludovic Black, a Director at PwC Cambridge, are already undertaking further fundraising by wearing fancy dress and selling tickets for a Christmas raffle.
Neil Perry, Romsey Mill’s CEO, said that the charity was delighted with the donation which will make a great difference across all programmes, including Aspire, which supports young people with autistic spectrum conditions.