Vending Team Supports Charity on 60 Mile Bike Ride
Members of the SnackTime vending team supported charity last weekend on a 60 mile cycle ride. Four staff from SnackTime vending machine division and Simply Drinks vending operations department took part in the annual London to Brighton bike ride. They gave up their Sunday to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.
SnackTime CEO Blair Jenkins, Marketing Manager Helen Taylor, Financial Director Tim James and Simply Drinks Sales Director Hugh Harrison took part. Starting from central London, they cycled along the back roads with 35,000 other cyclists towards Brighton. The refreshment sites along the way were a welcome break offering cyclists hot drinks such as coffee and hot chocolate, and snacks such as cake, confectionery and crisps to keep the energy levels boosted. Helen Taylor joked, 'The coffee wasn't quite the frothy cappuccinos and mochas that we offer from some of our coffee vending machines at SnackTime, but it didn't matter. Any hot drink and food was welcome, especially when it started pouring with rain halfway through the route!'.
Blair Jenkins, Tim James and Helen Taylor took 7 hours and 4 minutes to finish the course deciding to cross the start and finish lines together. Starting later than Hugh Harrison, Tim James joked, 'Our time looks as though we are terribly unfit, but the truth is there were so many cyclists it was difficult to make any headway. Hugh had the better idea by starting with his son at 6am instead of 9am and finishing the route much quicker!'
SnackTime's latest fundraising activity was the most recent of several charity events that the SnackTime vending team have taken part in. In March, CEO Blair Jenkins and Marketing Manager Helen Taylor raised over ￡2,000 for Hounds for Heroes in the Reading Half Marathon. Blair commented, 'Our recent fundraising pursuits are tough and we challenge ourselves physically. However, it is part of SnackTime's ethos to encourage staff to take part in these events to raise money for those less fortunate than us.'