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Cyclists Cross The Channel To Support CBA

Our DSP Unit will have some new equipment thanks to the strenuous efforts of staff from a local company.

Seven staff from nearby Roquette UK took on a 280 mile sponsored cycle this summer and today (October 18th) Acting Principal John Henry's gratefully received a cheque for £4,000.

The funds will go towards buying a wheelchair lift for the DSP provision and some new display boards.

Mr Henry's said: "We are hugely privileged to be the recipients of this fundraiser and we would like to congratulate all the Roquette team on what they accomplished.

"We have invited the team to join us at CBA to look around the DSP unit when the new lift is installed, so they can see what their hard efforts have achieved."

The Roquette UK cyclists - who included CBA parent Ken Pratt - joined with some colleagues from Roquette France to cycle from the headquarters in Lille to the Corby base in Sallow Road.

They spent two and a half days on the road, cycling up to 100 miles a day.

It was a tremendous effort for the staff, as some of them were relative cycling novices.

Martin Tatlock, one of the organisers said: "We would like to thank all the people who supported us, especially the Corby businesses who rallied around with sponsorship.

"In particular we would like to thank the management of Roquette UK who gave their generous support to make this trip possible."

This was the first fundraiser of this nature the Roquette UK team have undertaken and they are already thinking of what they can do in 2012.

As well as a donation to CBA, £2,258 was given to Cransley Hospice and funds were also donated to the British Heart Foundation.