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One brave colleague smashes the Tour De CarShop

One brave colleague smashes the Tour De CarShop

Saffron Wilson

Saffron Wilson

  • 20 August, 2019
  • 2 min read

Last month [20-26 July] our very own CarShop employee, Mark Crowther cycled 779 miles across the UK, visiting each of our nine stores - all in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise.

Mark at CarShop Northampton on day 1
Mark at CarShop Norwich on day 1

The national charity is a great friend of ours that we are proud to support. The charity funds and empowers projects across the UK that help disadvantaged children, young people and their families.

Mark at CarShop Wakefield on day 3

To raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise, Mark, a Business Intelligence Pricing Analyst, embarked on the challenge which began at Leighton Buzzard. The mammoth bike ride took him to CarShop stores in Cardiff, Doncaster, Northampton, Swindon, Norwich, Sheffield, Wakefield, Manchester and Warrington.

Mark at CarShop Manchester on day 4

Mark is seeking donations to Global’s Make Some Noise to be made through his CarShop Cares fundraising page. He was working towards a goal of £1,250 but has raised an amazing £1,505.09 during the tour – after which, CarShop donated a further £750, bringing the grand total of the donation to £2,316.68.

Mark at Cardiff on day 5

Following his tour around the UK, Mark commented: ‘When I started planning for tour de CarShop six months ago, I had no idea how it would go and how it would be received at the stores, I just wanted to be able to make a difference to those disadvantaged children and families through my passion for cycling."

Mark at CarShop Doncaster on day 3

“I have been overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity! The money donated has been way above my expectations, as well as the support and good wishes of everyone everywhere I visited.

“The messages of encouragement helped me through the difficult times and the experience of tour de CarShop has given me memories that will stay with me forever.”

Well done Mark!!

Mark at CarShop Sheffield