Virgin Mobile Canada crosses the finish line for charity
- By Saskia Dornan -
- May 11, 2012
On April 22, 2012, the Virgin Mobile Canada team took part in a Toronto charity 10K race to raise cash donations for Virgin Unite.
Hosted on a cold and windy Sunday morning, the annual Toronto Yonge Street 10K attracted more than 5,000 eager runners and teams ready to brave the elements for some amazing charities. Sporting bright Virgin Unite team outfits, the Virgin Mobile crew conquered the course while surpassing their personal and fundraising goals – one team member even crossed the finish line in under 38 minutes!
Not only did they have a great time, but the team raised a ton of cash to help Virgin Unite support at-risk youth programs in Canada!
We have seen more and more Virgin people and companies raising money from the saddle, independently and through Virgin Money Giving, and there are plenty of fantastic events up and down the country this year to keep an eye on, support and even take part in!
Freddie Flintoff and Lawrence Dallaglio are in the middle of their amazing Cycle Slam event – a fantastic achievement (and they’re fundraising on Virgin Money Giving).
Next month the North East will host its annual celebration of cycling, the Virgin Money Cyclone and there are plenty of places still available.
Starting on 28 June, the four day festival will begin with a Thursday evening ride aimed at less experienced riders and young families, while the Saturday events include a choice of 33, 63 or 104 mile routes for more experienced cyclists. Everyone taking part in these rides can raise money for charity.
Nightrider, a 100km bike ride through London overnight is also taking place on 11 June. You can raise money for any charity and you can get your fundraising started here.
And, there is the Deloitte Ride Across Britain starting on 8 Sept which sees over 700 riders take on the legendary ‘end to end’ each year, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. If you’re taking part in this event you can start your fundraising now.
If you’re taking part in any of these events don’t forget to set up your fundraising page – and let us know about your training and fundraising – we’d be delighted to feature you as one of our fundraising stories.