December 16, 2022
Members of the Customer Contact Centre team at The Cambridge Building Society cycled nearly 100 miles (158km) to raise more than £2,000 in honour of one of their colleagues who died earlier this year.
The group of 15 will donate the funds to Diabetes UK in memory of Spurs fan Chris Morrison, 62, who had Type 1 diabetes, and died in August.
They cycled the equivalent distance from Chris’s home in Caldecote to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and back, raising £1,011, which was matched by the society to bring the total to £2,022.
Team Leader, Ellen Whyatt, said: “We hoped to raise £500 but everyone loved Chris and were very generous, so we quickly smashed through and reached more than £1,000.
“Losing Chris was a real shock, and we wanted to do something in his memory so cycling to raise money for a charity that he held dear seemed the right thing to do.”
Team members took turns throughout the day on Friday to cycle on an exercise bike in the reception of The Cambridge’s head office in Newmarket Road.