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DRB apprentices helped to raise over GBP 4000 for charity

Young apprentices from DRB took part in Ride for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Michael Halliday and Jack Sargeant took part in a 128 mile bike ride from Deeside College to Mount Snowden and back. A total of 11 apprentices took part in the event that was organised by Deeside College and supported by DRB as well as other local companies including; UPM Paper, SCA Hygiene, Lifteknic, UV Maintenance Ltd and Plas Y Brenin the National Mountain Centre for Wales.

The challenge started on the 3rd of April when the group cycled 59 miles to Plas Y Brenin. The following morning the apprentices cycled a further 5 miles to the base of Mount Snowdon where the original plan was to climb Snowdon to complete a further 7 miles. However due poor weather, the group continued the challenge by walking through areas of Betws-y-coed. The group then cycled back to Plas Y Brenin for another overnight stay before taking the 59 mile cycle back to Deeside where they completed the bike ride. In total they cycled 128 miles and walked 7 miles over 3 days.

Michael and Jack are part of the IMA (Industrial Modern Apprentices) that enables them to get hands-on experience and on-the-job training at DRB, and at the same time gain industry-recognised qualifications. Charity events and challenges such as Ride for Life help our apprentices to develop skills such as team building and communication.
Michael and Jack helped to raise over £4000 for cancer research UK.

Published 15/05/2012
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