For the third year running, Edrington employees from across the globe will gather to cycle for charity. The 2017 fundraiser will see 50 staff members, including global CEO Ian Curle pedalling from Siem Reap in the north of Cambodia to Sihanoukville in the south—a trail spanning more than 600km, across difficult and unfamiliar terrains.
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This year, the funds raised will go towards M’Lop Tapang, a non-profit organisation in Sihanoukville that provides a safe haven for underprivileged children and children at risk of abuse. The organisation offers access to education, reintegration with families, life-skills training and other holistic pursuits for these adolescents.
“We feel incredibly privileged to be able to support such an inspirational charity in Cambodia and with Edrington ‘double matching’ all the money that is raised, we hope to make a meaningful impact to the lives of the children in M’lop Tapang’s care,” says Martin Reimann, managing director for Asia Pacific & India.
The inaugural Eddington Charity Cyclists took place in 2015, where 17 riders cycled for 400km—from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore—and raised S$120,000 for local institute, Child at Street 11. Their second charity drive raised NTD five million (S$225,318) for Kaohsiung Autism Foundation, with 50 cyclists riding 500km from Taipei to Kaohsiung.
The Edrington Charity Cyclists will embark on their journey from November 14 to 17, and donations are accepted until November 18, with £13,337 (S$23,721) raised so far. To contribute to the cause, head to edringtoncharitycyclists.com.
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