Earlier in the year saw the return of Fuller’s and Shooting Star Chase’s cycle challenge. 40 intrepid cyclists from corporate partner Fuller’s completed the 130 mile ride from Chiswick to Bath. Setting off from the Griffin Brewey at 6.30am on Friday 12th May, the riders braved the elements as they headed west.
Providing much needed sustenance and support along the course were Fuller’s pubs The Victorian Arms, Binfield, The Roebuck, Malborough, lunch at The Calleva Arms in Silchester before a final refuel at Fuller’s family estate, Neston Park.
The courageous cyclists went onto cross the line outside The Boater, Bath around 8pm to a warm reception, a well-deserved pint and a triumphant £55,000 raised for Shooting Star Chase.
Fuller’s Chief Executive, Simon Emeny, said: “The work that Shooting Star Chase does is incredible. It is very humbling and a privilege to be able to work with them and help in any way we can. This Cycle Challenge was no mean feat, none of us are experienced cyclists, but we were determined, excited and impelled to reach the finish line in good time to enjoy a well-deserved pint and raise a huge amount for this fantastic charity.”
Shooting Star Chase and Fuller’s partnership began back in 2012 and since then has been going from strength to strength. The support received from Fuller’s is extensive with a plethora of activities and challenges taken on by the staff including skydives, family fun days and quiz nights. Alongside this, Shooting Star Chase receives donations from their children’s menu and Ale & Pie menu.
In addition to fundraising, Fuller’s have supported Shooting Star Chase by hosting our annual thank you events at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick. The support at these events includes brewery tours, beer tasting and canapés specially created for the event by Paul Dickinson, Head of Food at Fuller’s and his team.