19 December 2012
Together, we made a wheel difference!
Morrisons’ colleagues organise a bike ride in memory of Darren Robb, now set to become an annual event following huge success.
Mark Bryan and a team of employees at Morrisons, Junction 41, Wakefield, wanted to do something in honour of their former colleague Darren Robb.
Darren was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, and Macmillan were there to support both him and his family. To say thank you, Mark and his colleagues organised a bike ride to help Macmillan carry on providing such support to others.
The cycle included Darren’s route to work, which he cycled every day come rain or shine. At five miles, it was short enough that plenty of colleagues were able to join in. Mark said
‘I spoke with Darren and his wife to get their thoughts. We wanted to give him a good memory of oversized drivers panting and puffing across the line, whilst gaining valuable funds for Macmillan, but as we were unsure how long Darren would be with us, we decided to speed up the planning and the event went ahead on 26 August 2012.’
Other colleagues on site helped by supplying transport to the more weary cyclists, helping them to get back to work to collect their cars. The acting site controller supplied refreshments which Darren gave out at the finish line at Pugney’s Country Park. The event raised a grand total of £1,177.
Darren very sadly passed away just one month after the ride. Mark and the team now plan to make this an annual event in memory of him. A way of celebrating his life and sustaining his memory, this event will also help others in a similar situation.
Anyone wishing to help or contribute in any way, please contact Mark Bryan at email@example.com