On Monday 10th October, a team of ten Thakeham colleagues will each be cycling 50 miles to raise money that will help fund Plunkett’s work in supporting rural communities to set up and run community-owned businesses.
The route that Amanda, Tom, Matt, Matt, Mark, Mark, John, Charlie, Alex and Caspar will be taking will see them cycle between Thakeham’s offices in Billingshurst and Wokingham. Along the way they’ll be visiting three community businesses; Slinfold Village Shop, Wonersh Village Store and Shackleford Village Shop to see for themselves the direct positive impact community-ownership can have on a rural community.
Thakeham CEO, Rob Boughton said “I’m very proud of the team from Thakeham joining together to support one of our key charity partners, the Plunkett Foundation. Ride for Plunkett is a big challenge, covering over 50 miles on and off road between our two offices. It will raise awareness and vital funds for the Plunkett Foundation to continue their work supporting community businesses – the lifeblood of local communities, helping them tackle issues such as loneliness; where the different generations can come together working for the common good. Community businesses support skills and develop thriving communities, these are true to our values and very close to our hearts at Thakeham. Best of luck to all involved and please donate if you are able!”