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Richard Hardie Durham to Complete Demanding Two Day Coast 2 Coast Challenge

Richard Hardie Durham to Complete Demanding Two Day Coast 2 Coast Challenge

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Some of the team at our Durham branch are embarking on a gruelling two day challenge later this month to support and raise money for excellent charities close to their hearts. The team are doing the Coast 2 Coast starting at Whitehaven on the 26th August and finishing the challenge at Sunderland on the 28th August 2016.

The keen cyclists are raising money for Mind, Macmillian Cancer Research and St Cuthberts Hospice, all of which are amazing charities and have helped support their families during the toughest of times.

Bryan Walker, Parts Supervisor from Durham, has been preparing for the Coast to Coast by going out on his bike during his lunch break for a short 10 mile ride! Bryan explained his reasons for doing the C2C, “I am doing the C2C on behalf of my Niece Nicola who sadly passed away last year, my choosing charity is Mind. Training is hard but enjoyable squeezing it in between long hours at work and looking after 2 young children spending many lunch breaks doing a quick 10 miler. I have received fantastic support from friends, family and sponsors and would like to thank my employers, Richard Hardie, for allowing me a weekend off to participate.”

Paul Watson, Parts Advisor, who is also participating in the tough West to East Coast to Coast describes why he is taking part: “I am doing the C2C for Macmillan Cancer Research. This is a charity which is close to my heart having family members who have suffered and sadly passed away from cancer; the care they receive from Macmillan is amazing. I have been training hard for this and I’m looking forward to the C2C.”

Robert Walker, Garage Technician, is keen to ensure he is at his fittest in order to complete the course, he explains, “I am doing the C2C for St Cuthbert’s Hospice based in Durham. This is a brilliant organisation that helps people during their final moments in life, making it the best it can be. I have trained every day for this event and hope to raise loads of money for this great cause. It has also been a lifelong ambition of mine to do the C2C.”

The youngest of the group, Jordan Young who is Durham’s Car Valeter and Driver, is looking forward to the challenge, “I am doing the C2C for St Cuthbert’s Hospice; I have not done much training but being the youngest and most handsome of the party hopefully that will get me to the finish!”

We have every bit of faith that our team at Durham will complete the challenge with flying colours. If you would like to show your support and help push them to their peak, you can donate to the following pages:

Bryan (Mind): https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bryan-Walker1
Paul (Macmillan Cancer Research): https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Paul-Watson34
Robert (St. Cuthbert's Hospice): https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RobertWC2C

You can also follow their journey on our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017

With the cold winter days fast approaching and the dark nights now here, driving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re driving to work, the shops or travelling to a relative’s home for Christmas ensuring your car is in full working condition is essential. Sometimes though, we forget some of the rules of the road during the colder months; rea...

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

Posted on: 26th Oct 2017

Arriving to Richard Hardie Peugeot Centres in January 2018, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV is set to make heads turn with its sharp robust design. If you can’t wait till January, Richard Hardie Ashington and Durham are holding exclusive preview events in November. See the bottom of this article to book your appointment!

Richard Hardie Raise £254 on Macmillan Coffee Morning

Richard Hardie Raise £254 on Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted on: 3rd Oct 2017

On Friday 29th September 2017 our Richard Hardie Group participated in the world's biggest coffee morning. We baked, bought and ate cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We had a great day eating cake and playing various fundraising games and in all we raised £253.64 between our five Centres in Ashington, Durham, Newcastle, Silverlink a...

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Posted on: 14th Sep 2017

Last weekend (Sunday 10th September) some of our fitness fanatic staff completed the Great North Run, which is the largest half marathon in the UK with over 57,000 runners participating each year! Do you want to find out how our team got on? Read their inspiring stories below…