BGL chief exec raises funds for Help for Heroes

Colin Mayes, chief executive of Burhill Group Lld (BGL), has helped to raise more than £4,000 for Help for Heroes by taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride. The Help for Heroes fundraising event saw 1,300 cyclists covering 335 miles in the five day ride from Brussels to Paris marking the centenary of World War I.

Mayes is a 59-year-old serial endurance athlete participating regularly in gruelling athletic feats for charity. Previous exploits including the Three Peaks Challenge, Great Glen Kayak Challenge and a 150-mile coast-to-coast cycle ride along Hadrian’s Wall, helping to amass in excess of £50,000 for charity in the process.

Commenting on his experience, Mayes said, “Riding alongside wounded heroes, it was very poignant to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice back then and those who still do today. This was certainly one of the best charity events that I have completed, so much so that I have already signed up for next year’s event.”

An additional £1,200 was raised at a charity golf day supporting Help for Heroes, staged at BGL’s Surrey headquarters, Burhill Golf Club.

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