Four towers in four countries in four days: JCT600 ready for charity challenge

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Author: | Updated: 04 Jun 2015 12:28

Four employees from JCT600's fleet division will visit four iconic towers in four countries over four days, all in the name of charity.

Group fleet director Neill Richards will lead the quartet as they attempt to complete a 2,300-mile round trip from Bradford to Pisa in a 32 year old classic Ford Cortina, in a bid to raise £2,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

(L-R) Neil Widdowson, Garry Gilmore, Tony Dent and Neill Richards of JCT600’s fleet division with their Ford Cortina

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They’ll set off from JCT600’s Apperley Bridge HQ and head to Blackpool Tower then the Tower of London before a stop off at Paris’ Eiffel Tower ahead of their final destination at the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

They’ll do all this in four days and Neill Richards is optimistic.

“Every year, we hear of colleagues undertaking amazing feats in the name of charity and the fleet team wanted to come up with something fitting and really memorable to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society,” explained JCT600’s group fleet director.

“We’ve hijacked my trusty old Cortina which is currently going through our workshops with lots of tender loving care needed on the bodywork and mechanicals ahead of its mammoth continental road trip.

“We’re calling it the challenge of a lifetime – four middle aged blokes attempting to drive over 2,300 miles in an old Cortina with no back up convoy!  We’re hoping that taking on such a crazy feat will encourage colleagues, suppliers and friends to dig deep and help us reach our fundraising target of £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.”

You can support Neill and the team by donating at justgiving.com/jct600fleetchallenge.

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing migrant crisis at Calais, the challenge was postponed from June, and has been rescheduled to begin on Friday 23 October.

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