02nd June 2016


Coventry Building Society staff run, walk and cycle to raise over £2,700 for local homeless charity


Staff from Coventry Building Society have raised a fantastic £2,713 for their Community Partner, Coventry Cyrenians – who provide a range of high-quality services and accommodation to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire – with their ‘Big Run/Walk/Cycle’ event.

 CBS Group Picture

The team of 15 split into three groups, with the runners and walkers covering 22.5 miles between the Coventry’s head office in Binley and its Stratford branch, and the cyclists completed the route five times to cover an extremely challenging 115 miles.

                                                        Cyclists Keith Williams, Darin Landon & Tony Hunt (CBS)Cyclists 1Runners 1

 Runners Shane Dye, Paul Purewal (CBS) and Jo Stacey (Cyrenians)


 Sam Vincent-Hut with her team of walkers (CBS)      All participants ready to walk the last mile together


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Chandon Duckett, Business Development Advisor at the Coventry, said: “We’re so pleased at the success of our event. The team wanted to do something between Coventry and Stratford as these are the two areas where the Cyrenians do most of their work, and everyone really rose to the challenge! We’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us to help support the fantastic work the Cyrenians do in our local communities”.

John Sexton (Cyrenians) handing out water &

Mars bars to keep them going!

Mars Bars Water

Mike Fowler from Coventry Cyrenians said: “It’s fantastic to work with a top organisation like the Coventry. By supporting us, they really do live up to their ‘TLC’ reputation and the financial support will help us in our work supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community. We’d also like to say an extra special thanks from us to those brave people who took part in the gruelling event”.


More photos can be viewed in the Gallery.