McCann Central raises £5k for Solihull Hospice by completing Tour de McCann

Published on July 31, 2018

More than £5,000 has been raised for Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull by 10 cyclists from McCann Central – the UK’s largest regional integrated communications agency – after completing the Tour de McCann, covering 343 miles during 22 hours in the saddle.

This massive fundraising effort accounts for more than half of the agency’s pledged target for the hospice of more than £7,321 during 2018 - enough to pay for a single day of care as part of the Marie Curie ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative.

To raise the money cyclists from the four McCann Central offices in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Milton Keynes took on a challenging three day road journey that joins up those office locations.

Five riders: Andrew Jerina, James Brittain, James Wilson, Dave Nicholas and John Sanders covered the entire three day-long, 343 mile route, with another six McCann employees joining the intrepid five to support them by carrying equipment as well as completing their own individual days in the saddle.

The Tour de McCann is the latest in a series of sponsored agency events that have taken place so far this year. They have included a cake sale, a world cup sweepstake and a weight loss challenge successfully undertaken by McCann Central CEO, Dean Lovett.