Prologis Regional Head and his family raise over £25,000 for air ambulance with pies and pedal-power.
Over the last eight years, Paul Weston, our UK Regional Head, and his family have raised over £25,000 for the local air ambulance services of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, with their annual ‘Piecycle’ event.
Paul Weston and his wife Oz, wanted to create an event which put the ‘fun’ in fundraising and, as their friends owned a local company producing pies at the time and with Paul’s love of cycling, the ‘Piecycle’ was born– a 41 mile charity cycle ride through the beautiful south Leicestershire countryside, culminating in a well-deserved pie and a pint in their local pub, The Dog and Gun, Walton.
The ‘Piecycle’ has now been running for eight years and has grown from a group of 30 friends and family in year one to an oversubscribed list of 100 over the last 3 years. Since 2013, the event has raised money for the local air ambulance and, little did Paul and his family know how important their choice of charity would be:
In 2016, Oz and Paul’s daughter Maddie fell from her horse and had to be taken to hospital by air ambulance. Fortunately, Maddie made a full recovery and was soon back in the saddle and the experience strengthened the couple’s resolve to continue raising money for the charity: