A GROUP of businessmen have raised more than £8,000 by taking part in Huddersfield Town’s Pedal 4 Pounds bike ride at the end of last season.
The cash will benefit the football club’s youth academy and the Elland-based Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The participants have also donated their free season ticket allocation to Hollybank School at Mirfield and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Bradley.
Glenn and Curtis Paxman, of Fenay Bridge-based companies Brewfitt and Paxman Coolers, used a company trailer to support the riders and Curtis decided to raise additional money for local charities by asking local companies to sponsor the vehicle and trailer.
The trailer was designed and supported by Birstall-based Fantastic Media while CV Graphics, also of Fenay Bridge, provided all the livery and application for the support vehicle.
Sponsorship was also provided by Mark Ronan, of Mirfield-based Ronan Developments, and a number of his business contacts, which resulted in more than 20 firms backing the event..