Managing director Simon Hipgrave (centre) with colleagues Rob Green (left) and Alan Bacon.

Garador MD joins the Tour de Jewson

Published:  22 September, 2014

Simon Hipgrave, managing director of Garador, has gone the extra mile for MacMillan Cancer Support in a sponsored cycle.

In fact, Mr Hipgrave went nearly 220 extra miles, covering the distance between Lands End and the Garador head office in Yeovil as part of the Tour de Jewson charity event at the start of September.

“In the past, Garador has provided refreshments and facilities for cyclists to use as a refuelling stop on route, and Garador colleagues have taken part in the Tour de Jewson over the last five years,” said Mr Hipgrave. “In the last couple of years I had joined in on a number of shorter legs.

“This year, I decided this charity was worth going the extra miles for. Being joined at Exeter by our finance manager Alan Bacon and production operative Rob Green meant we had a good Garador presence for the two legs back to Garador in Yeovil. I have to say, it was a case of keeping our heads down and pedalling on at times, so we didn’t have time to look at any garage doors along the way!”

He continued: “The target for the complete Tour de Jewson event is set at just over £52,000 and with the addition of the money raised by Garador, they are well on their way to raising this amount for MacMillan Cancer Support.”

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