12th Of June by Sam Torr
Zest 4 Leisure, part of the P&A Group are raising money for Alzheimer’s society as part of their chosen charity for 2015. Steve Morgan Managing Director took part in the 140 km Velothon Wales on the 14th June 2015 in Cardiff completing it in under 4 hours! Steve said “I am very proud in what we have achieved so far as an SME in supporting our community and to mark our attendance at this year’s trade event we wanted to do something again for charity. Last year we rode our bikes from Mold to the NEC, a 320km round trip and raised over £1,500 for charity. This year our charity challenge was to complete the closed road cycle race - Velothon Wales (part of the international cycling series) on a pre organised route.” John Vaughan P&A Landscaping and Eco-Classroom manager will be joining Steve in the challenge. Steve and John are both keen cyclists and marathon runners having completed the gruelling Iron Man Triathlon in 2013 and 2014.
Zest 4 Leisure are aiming to raise money towards the £5,000 charity target (See the Just Giving here: https://www.justgiving.com/Zest4Leisure. Zest 4 Leisure manufacture and import quality timber garden products and are leading suppliers to the garden trade industry. 2015 will see Zest 4 Leisure exhibiting at Solex with new products for the 2016 season. The team will be displaying stylish, ergonomically designed timber garden furniture, including outdoor dining sets, garden seats, tables, benches and picnic tables. The entire range is manufactured using FSC® certified timber and Zest 4 Leisure is committed to supporting the responsible management of the world’s forests. With a reputation for quality, innovation and outstanding customer service, the team is looking forward to meeting lots of new faces at the NEC.
The group have chosen Alzheimer’s as their charity of choice and so far have raised over £5,000 for this cause in 2014. In addition Nia Morgan, Steve’s wife has successfully completed the 26.2 mile Edinburgh marathon. On the 31st May 2015 Nia finished the marathon in only 4hours 24 minutes, raising an amazing £1403.83 an unbelievable 350% over her personal target.
In addition to various other fundraising activities held throughout the year for Alzheimer’s Society, John Vaughan will be taking part in this year’s 2015 Iron Man Challenge in Tenby, South Wales. John is aiming to complete the gruelling course, which includes a 2.4 mile sea swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run, which must all be completed under 17 hours!