4Com, a Dorset based business telecoms company, was delighted to present a cheque to Variety, the Children’s Charity. The staff of 4Com took to their saddles to raise funds specifically to help a local boy named Liam, who earlier this year suffered a life-changing illness.

The team from 4Com set themselves a target to raise £2,677 by cycling 1000km in just 30 hours. Over 40 members of staff took part in the non-stop ride, each taking it in turn to cycle for 15 minutes, smashing the 1000km challenge in an amazing 24hrs 23min.

Having met their original target, they carried on for a further 3.5 hours after their Chairman and CEO offered to donate £5 for every kilometre cycled in the extra time period. Not only did the team from 4Com beat their time target, but they also managed to beat their financial target, raising an outstanding £5,225.25!

Consequently, 4Com and Variety are now delighted to be able to help another local child, Mia, who requires a special walking frame which will be vital in assisting her posture and mobility. Any remaining donations will go towards funding winter coats for underprivileged children who don’t have them.

Commenting after a long night of cycling, Dean Cartledge, Group Operations Manager at 4Com, said:

“The event has been fantastic; all the staff rose to the challenge – and we even had a flying visit from Buzz Lightyear and the 118 118 men! I’d specifically like to thank everyone who climbed into the saddle, those who raised sponsorship money and a special thanks to Wattbike for supplying us with the bikes. Thanks also to our suppliers who helped out: Blue Soup, Force24, ASAP Signs, Epiphany & Air Control’.

Wessex region Variety Chair, Frances Cornelius said:

“We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for the continued support we receive from 4com Chairman and Managing Director, Daron Hutt, and his employees. They have been simply superb in all ways, offering to sponsor another Sunshine Coach, providing volunteer helpers for our show on the Pier and now this sponsored cycle. We really are so grateful”.