OCT 00] TEAM NATIONAL NEWS
Team National Back John O'Groats Team
police officers Tim Longbottom and Dave Roxburgh had to go the
extra mile after completing a marathon and cycle ride to John
to right) TIM LONGBOTTOM, DAVE ROXBURGH & BRIAN HOLTON
two were part of a 24-strong team of police officers and
civilian workers who staged a cycle relay to Britain's most
northerly point and then ran back all in aid of the Association
of Brain Damaged Children and Young Persons which has a base in
were sponsored by Coventry based air conditioning and heating
specialists Team National, so had to pull their exercise gear on
once more and travel the mile to the company's headquarters to
collect their cheque.
National managing director Brian Holton said he had decided to
back the effort after deciding to put the money the company
usually spent on Christmas cards to a charitable cause.
had decided not to send out corporate Christmas cards but
instead were looking for something to support. We wanted to
back something which was local, for a good cause and, since
this required a super-human effort, it fitted every
do what Tim's team did was extraordinary and we were delighted
to give them our full support - as long as they didn't ask us
to take part!"
team worked in three units on eight-hour shifts and managed to
complete the 1206 miles in less than a week.
Constable Longbottom said the effort had raised over £12,500
for the charity.
are very grateful to the sponsors who made it all worthwhile.
The event took considerable planning and a great deal of
effort from everyone involved.
were some hairy moments along the way but we all got back in
one piece - and fitter than when we started."
sponsors were Team National, Kenilworth Vehicle Rental, The
Maudslay Hotel, Jaguar, Brose, PRP Security, Cable and Wireless,
Builders' Supply Stores, Halfords and Varley Hibbs.