Motion ref. S6M-05583
Coatbridge Resident Helps Raise over £42,000 through Long-distance Cycle
Submitted by: Fulton MacGregor, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, August 5, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Monica Lennon, Stuart McMillan, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed
That the Parliament congratulates Coatbridge resident Janet Hancock on completing a 300 mile virtual cycle in order to raise money for the food charity Vitamin Angels UK and Theodora Children’s Charity; understands that the fundraiser was held by staff from Alliance Healthcare who raised over £42,000 for the chosen charities; notes that participants made it their goal to cycle a combined distance of 1,000 km; praises Janet’s determination as an injury she received meant she could not take part in the actual cycle, but decided to contribute by cycling the distance on a static bike, and understands that Janet inspired 16 of her colleagues to exceed the target distance by a combined total of 820 miles, which was invaluable for boosting the fundraising total.