Local business biked 695 miles to raise £1,835 for HEY Children’s University

Web design and digital marketing agency Eyeweb cycled 695 miles to raise money for HEY Children’s University.

The team at Eyeweb not only completed Le Tour de Eyeweb, the distance from Hull to Paris, but cycled an extra 195 miles. Using two exercise bikes set up at their HQ in Hessle, between 27 November and 1 December, team Eyeweb raised a total of £1,835.

The team at Eyeweb worked tirelessly to earn donations for a fantastic cause. Everyone cycled for two hours a day, and two team members even went so far as to bike in the snow to demonstrate their dedication. Eyeweb also had some help from their supporters, including Sarah Brodie from HEY Children’s University, who visited the office to add some miles to the total.

Paul Scott, Managing Director at Eyeweb, said: “The whole team enjoyed taking part in the event and it seems to have been worthwhile, with a nice total to send to Hull Children’s University at the end of it.”

Eyeweb chose to partner with HEY Children’s University because of its total commitment to giving every child in Hull and East Yorkshire the opportunities they deserve, no matter what circumstances they were born into. HEY Children’s University takes underprivileged children on trips around the UK. These trips allow the children to discover their unique talents, inspire ambitious aspirations and spark new dreams for their futures.

Sarah Brodie, Partnership Manager at HEY Children’s University, said: “The team at Eyeweb completed a virtual bike ride and cycled a whopping 695 miles to raise money. Their spirits were high in spite of staff illness, a broken pedal and cycling outside in the snow. The team managed to raise over £1,800, which is incredible. The money will go towards experiences that help raise aspirations, build confidence and build the self-esteem of underprivileged children. We appreciate every mile cycled and every penny raised. It will make such a difference.”

Eyeweb received a number of donations and the team is grateful to everyone who supported their efforts. Two businesses were particularly generous and sponsored Le Tour de Eyeweb. Leaf Consultancy and Dutch Imports were the official sponsors of the charity event, and each donated £250. There is still time to donate on JustGiving if you would like to show your support.

The Eyeweb team are incredibly proud of their efforts, as their event will positively impact the local community. They raised funds and increased awareness of the inspiring work HEY Children’s University carries out. 

Paul added: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated, our team for riding for all those hours, and to our two sponsors, Dutch Imports and Leafe Consultancy, for helping us raise that total.”