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12/10/2017

McGee employees raise £13,800+ for 2017 Charity of the Year

Throughout this year employees at McGee have fearlessly taken on a number of challenges in aid of the road safety charity, Brake, and have raised a grand total of £13,864 – Every penny going towards Brake’s dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting people bereaved or injured in road crashes.

As their Charity of the Year 2017, the McGee team has had runners in the British 10k, a team of cyclists in the London to Brighton challenge, and most recently, a team of over 20 even abseiled the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower (the UK’s tallest sculpture!) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Alongside their fundraising efforts, McGee has also raised awareness of road safety issues on all fronts throughout London.  In partnership with the Metropolitan Police, they have assisted with a number of ‘Exchanging Places’ events using their very own Brake liveried tipper truck.  These drop-in events give cyclists and pedestrians the opportunity to ‘exchange places’ with a lorry driver and meet a member of the Metropolitan Police Cycle Task Force team for an in-cab safety briefing to get a better understanding of what a lorry driver can and can’t see; and also a demonstration of where vehicle blind spots exist.

McGee has also visited schools across the city to talk to children about road safety.

McGee has plans to continue their engagement work with schools and will be running further lessons during this year’s Road Safety Week which is set to take place 20-26 November.

Marc Byrne, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, commented: “We have had a very productive mutually beneficial partnership with Brake.  Road Safety in all its guises is of paramount importance to McGee as a business and not only have we been able to contribute financially but we have utilised Brake’s considerable resources to take the message of safety on the road to not only our vehicle fleet drivers but the wider public in London.”

Mike Bristow, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Brake, the Road Safety Charity said: “We would like to thank McGee for their incredible efforts to support Brake over the past year.  They have a committed and passionate team and we are incredibly grateful for their efforts in 2017. We hope that they will continue to support Brake in the future and continue to raise awareness of road safety issues.”