An epic 90-MILE cycle challenge by Oliver Connell and Son Ltd raised over £70,000 for charity with money being divided equally between the Lighthouse Club Charity and the West London Kidney Patients’ Association.
The ride was in remembrance of the late Oliver Connell, who founded the business in 1974, and who sadly passed away in March 2020. The charity cycle ride, dubbed the OC Way in honour of Oliver Connell, took place on Saturday July 3, starting off at the firm’s site at Trinity College, Oxford and ending at their site at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Tom Connell said, “Despite an extremely early start and the first 30 miles of the ride proving very challenging due to extreme adverse weather conditions, the team spirit and determination remained strong and the morale high. The commitment of all the cyclists was admirable”.
Oliver Connell, a County Westmeath native, was a construction industry leader and a double recipient of donor kidneys, so the decision to support both the Lighthouse Club Charity and the West London Kidney Patients’ Association was deemed very appropriate.
Tom Connell added, “Our most sincere appreciation goes to the members of our supply chain and staff members, and their friends and families, who generously sponsored us,”
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