Bank managers raise £1600

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A North-east couple have completed a gruelling challenge to cycle 250 miles in four days and have raised over £1600 for charity.

Colin Spence and Alicia Murray, who is the manager of the Clydesdale Bank branches in Alford and Aboyne, decided to take a week’s holiday to raise money for the bank’s Charity Partner, ‘Help the Hospices’. They completed a route of the Clydesdale Bank District to take in all 15 Branches in four days.

They raised sponsorship initially and gathered more money and loads of support as they continued along the journey.

For every pound that customers and staff at the Clydesdale Bank raised, the Bank matched it and to date, the customers, staff and Clydesdale Bank have raised in excess of £1 million for ‘Help the Hospices’.

Colin said that the cycle had been an “enjoyable” challenge and that they had never appreciated what they had on their doorstep before undertaking the charity cycle.

The bank manager said: “We have cycled most of the rest of Scotland, but never in the area that we live in and it’s great to see what we have on our doorstep, you can sometimes take it for granted.

“The staff have been fantastic and have treated us like royalty at every branch, they have been so supportive and enthusiastic throughout it all so we can’t thank them enough, and we would like to thank all the people who have donated. It was very much appreciated.”

To donate to Help the Hospices and support Colin and Alicia’s cycle visit http://www.justgiving.com/Colin-Spence0