21 August 2008
Cycle Challenge Raises £60,000 for Cancer Charities
Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, is pleased to announce that the John Fleming Memorial Cancer Cycle Challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats has raised more than £60,000 through donations and sponsorships.
John Fleming passed away in July 2007 aged 53, after a battle with cancer. He was one of the founder directors of the UK operations of the Engineering & Construction division of Petrofac. John was based in Woking and latterly fulfilled the role of project director in Sharjah, in the Middle East.
The challenging 900-mile bike ride took place in June 2008, starting at Land’s End and finishing at John O’Groats. 25 participants including John’s brother Andrew achieved distances of up to 200 miles every day. Petrofac donated £10,000 to the event, which will go towards international cancer support groups and charities, including Dorothy House Hospice in Wiltshire, UK, Cancer Research UK and Loldia School Fund in Kenya.
Rob Jewkes, executive vice president of Petrofac Engineering & Construction, said: “We are extremely happy to be able to support such a worthy cause that is close to many of us at Petrofac. John made a significant contribution to the company and will always be remembered. His unselfish dedication is something that touched everyone who came into contact with him.”
John’s wife Mary, who organised the fundraising event with Andrew, said: “On behalf of the Fleming family, Andrew, Sinead, Adrian and myself, I would like to say a big thank you to all those that took part in the challenge and for the support offered by Petrofac, which has been a major contributor to the final amount raised.”