Charity bike ride marks new partnership between Victim Support and Yale
Published: 31 August 2012
- 31 August 2012
Yale employees will ride 190 miles to help raise funds for victims and witnesses of crime
Staff from home security company, Yale are embarking on a 190-mile fundraising bike ride from Surrey to the West Midlands, to launch a new partnership with Victim Support.
Twenty Yale employees are hoping to raise over £4,000 for victims and witnesses of crime, by cycling from the Surrey head office of Yale’s parent company ASSA ABLOY to the Yale site in Willenhall.
The team, who will be collecting funds along the route, will be leaving Woking on Friday 31 August and are due to arrive in Willenhall on Sunday 2 September.
The charity bike ride marks the start of a new partnership that will see Yale working closely with Victim Support to provide security advice and practical help to victims of crime across England and Wales.
Commenting on the partnership, John Ward, Managing Director of Yale, said: "By working together with Victim Support, we hope to reduce the devastating impact that crimes such as burglary can have on peoples’ lives.
"We will be helping Victim Support to advise people on the right security measures for their home and lifestyle, as well as raising money and awareness through events like this."
Brian Senior, Divisional Manager for Victim Support in the West Midlands said: "We are delighted that fundraising activities, product discounts and expert security advice are all included in our new partnership with Yale.
"As well as being able to buy cheaper locks for victims who are left with nothing after a break in, we are now able to offer additional services to burglary victims such as free home security audits.
"We are also incredibly grateful to the Yale staff who are taking part in the bike ride. The money they raise will go towards much needed help, enabling victims to move on with their lives after a crime has happened."
You can sponsor the Yale team via their JustGiving page