Worcestershire company aims to raise £50,000 for children's charity

Tewkesbury Admag: Kimal Plc managing director Mark Pettitt gets on his bike Kimal Plc managing director Mark Pettitt gets on his bike

A WORCESTERSHIRE company is marking its 50th anniversary by setting itself the challenge of raising £50,000 in aid of a charity granting sick children's wishes.

Medical equipment manufacturer Kimal Plc, which is based in Droitwich, Bromsgrove and elsewhere, is hoping to raise the sum for the Make a Wish Foundation by the end of November.

The international charity grants wishes to children and young people aged between three and 17 who are fighting life-threatening illnesses.

Managing director Mark Pettitt is playing his part by cycling 100 miles in a day in June.

"I am both excited and apprehensive of the challenge that lies ahead," he said.

"Every Sunday I am in training with average speeds of 10mph and for those of you who are mathematicians I expect to complete the challenge between 12 to 13 hours including several planned breaks."

He said he hoped his effort would raise £1,000 towards the bid.

Generous customers, suppliers and other well-wishers have so far donated £8,000 towards the bid

and this year the company is planning a range of events including skydives, a five-a-side football tournament and three peaks challenges.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the challenges can call 07977 250 511 or email steve.minett@kimal.co.uk

To follow the progress of the Challenge 50 campaign visit http://kimalchallenge50.blogspot.co.uk/

For more information on the Make a Wish Foundation visit make-a-wish.org.uk

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