Factory to Festival 2020 is the annual charity cycling event run by the Helping Hand Charity.
On the 28th September, 4 members of the DAF Trucks UK Parts Team completed the Lake Ballaton Cycle Challenge in Hungary, also known as the Tour de Pelso. This consisted of a total cycling distance of over 200km with an ascent of 965 metres in under 11 hours, burning a whopping 6000 calories in the process.
The UK team consisted of Michael Hunt, Warren Cliffe, Mark Harmon and Paul Cook who were joined by DAF European colleagues Jan Damen, Manel Chacon, Anne Bressers, Rudy Bressers, Jeroen Gielen, Ronald van de Meerakker, Daniel Heller, David Kiss and other colleagues from DAF/Paccar Parts in Hungary.
The full team started and finished, a true team effort and an amazing achievement. Please keep the sponsorship coming in!! Thank you!
The 2nd Annual Golf Day at Leyland Golf Club with all teams competing for the newly named ‘Gerald Harwood’ Trophy, named after an ex Leyland Trucks employee who was an avid golfer and competed in the competition last year.
The weather was a complete washout, but the level of commitment from the teams playing in the rain was amazing. We had 14 teams start and 7 finish.
Of that 7, the winning team was The Striped Pig with a brilliant individual performance from Will Walne. Gerald’s wife Doris and son Andrew were there to present the trophy to the winners.
We raised over £2000 and that will go directly to local Charities.
A nine-year-old boy from Clayton-le-Woods has been presented with a special gift by Leyland Trucks, after his fundraising efforts singlehandedly brought in more than five per cent of the manufacturer’s £16,000 charity donation to St Catherine’s Hospice.