THOSE who may have met Grant Boardman at the Federation’s Europcar-supported Golf Day, will possibly not recognise the new, trim slimline version.
Grant, Fleet Alliance’s client services director, has just completed a GBX challenge – and raised pounds just as quickly as he has shed them.
How? Well, he took on three separate challenges as a fundraiser for Maggie’s charity. Dubbed ‘GBX’ the challenge involved:
- A 62-mile cycle ride from Maggie’s Centre Edinburgh to Maggie’s Centre Glasgow, which Grant completed on Sunday 25 September. Two friends joined him on the ride and Fleet Alliance staff, plus other friends and family were there to cheer him over the line, as he arrived at Maggie’s Glasgow.
- Losing four stone in weight: As of 9 December (the date of the spinathon), Grant had successfully shed over 4 stone in weight. This effort was illustrated at the spinathon event, by a stack of over 50 Christmas puddings!
- 12-hour Spinathon: Which was basically a gruelling non-stop (no breaks!) marathon cycle on exercise bikes, which were set up in the company’s Skypark reception.
Fleet Alliance staff volunteered to support Grant throughout the 12-hour Spinathon ordeal, by signing up for 30-minute stints on the accompanying bikes. Other Skypark residents generously donated over £380 as they passed, urged on by the sight of Grant’s furious peddling.
Grant was joined on the bikes by his son and daughter as he passed the 12-hour mark.
Afterwards, a tired, yet clearly delighted Grant commented: “Thanks to everybody at Fleet Alliance and our friends throughout Skypark for the support I received today and throughout the entire GBX Challenge. I actually can’t believe what an amazing, generous and fun group of people you all are!”
So how much did Grant raise for Maggie’s Centre Edinburgh? A whopping £6,467 – nice one Grant!
Fleet Alliance has long been a supporter of Maggie’s Centres, which provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by founder, Maggie Keswick Jencks.