An employee from Amazon in Hemel Hempstead has taken part in a charity cycling challenge to support the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
Richard Samm, from Dunstable, took on the challenge to cycle 700 miles in seven days in honour of friends and family that receive support from the MND Association.
Despite becoming ill on day three of the challenge, Richard manged to cycle 570 miles of his 700-mile goal, taking off from Hemel Hempstead on August 6 and finishing back in Hemel Hempstead on August 12, with his efforts seeing him raise over £1,000 for the MND Association.
Amazon in Hemel Hempstead boosted the fundraising effort by donating £2,000 to the MND Association in honour of Richard taking part in the challenge.
Colleagues from Amazon also met Richard at the finishing line to celebrate his success and cheer him on, whilst others took part in step count challenges, swam, or cycled in solidarity throughout the week.
Imani Change, site leader at Amazon in Hemel Hempstead, said: “We hope this boost to Richard’s own efforts goes a long way to help those who use the services of this great organisation.”
Richard added: “I am humbled by the unwavering support I have received from my Amazon colleagues since the moment I mentioned I was taking part in the 700 miles in seven days challenge. Whilst it was a tough ride, I am so pleased that the MND Association has received over £3,000 at the expense of only a few sore leg days for me.”
To support Richard and donate to the MND association, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/700in7