A team of 20 executives from across Costa’s UK business are set to embark on a 150-mile cycle ride to raise money to build a school in Uganda.
The team, which includes Chris Keast, head of operations for Costa Supply Chain, will be embarking on the ride on September 9-10 as part of the Costa Foundation’s latest fundraising efforts.
The route starts on the west coast with wheels being dipped in the sea at Morecambe and then crosses the Pennines with an overnight stay in Leeds before crossing Yorkshire on day two, and finishing in the seaside town of Hornsea on the east coast, again, dipping wheels in the sea.
“This is the 6th annual cycle fundraiser that the Costa team have undertaken and this is one of the toughest challenges to date,” said Keast. “All the proceeds raised will be going to the Costa Foundation to build and run a school in Uganda, a region that needs our support to lift itself out of poverty.”
On last year’s Manchester to Bristol Challenge, the Costa team raised £42,000 and this year it is targeting £50,000.
The Costa Foundation aims to help coffee-growing communities expand through education and this support comes from building new schools or extending existing ones, furnishing the new buildings, investor in utilities and developing land for families to grow crops.
All donations collected go to the school projects directly.