Get to Know our Velo 100 Team

This Sunday, four of our colleagues at Boon Edam Ltd are taking on Velo 100 Birmingham in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. Matt, David, Iain and Andrew will join 15,000 cyclists to ride 100 miles through Worcestershire and Herefordshire, to raise vital funds for a charity close to their hearts. We caught up with the team ahead of their challenge. 

David Healey, Area Project Manager

“I took up cycling many years ago, when my running legs began to show signs of wear from pounding my local roads around Glasgow. I’ve now been on the bike keeping myself fit for around 27 years and am a member of a local cycling club (GGCC). I’ve ridden in many events over the years, including the Strathpuffer, a 24 hour, non-stop mountain biking event, which is hosted up in the highlands during the wintery month of January. I decided to ride the Birmingham Velo as we are raising money for the Pilgrims Hospices. They looked after a very dear colleague of mine, Kevin Way, and provided much need care and support for him and his family at a very difficult time.”  

Matt Roedel, Area Sales Manager

“I am a husband and father to two gorgeous daughters. After running my family construction business for many years, I began working at Boon Edam Ltd just over a year and a half ago. My passion for road cycling seemed to be one of their criteria, so how could I say no? I completed the London Marathon in 2015, but have never completed a 100-mile road cycling race. When I heard we were raising money for Pilgrims Hospices, I felt inspired me to train hard for such a worthy cause. Recently, my wife’s grandfather passed away at their local Hospice. So, I have seen first-hand the incredible time, effort, resources and care that is given to the patients towards the end of their lives.” 

Andrew Hamilton, National Sales Manager

“I started working for Boon Edam Ltd in September 2001, left in January 2010, then came back in October 2010. I have done many cycling events over the years and whilst the distance is always a challenge, the reasons behind it are important. During my time at Boon Edam, I worked with Kevin Way who was treated at Pilgrims Hospice. As our company supports this worthwhile cause, I want to raise as much funds as possible and, at the same time, create more awareness of Pilgrims Hospices.”

Iain Jones, Area Sales Manager

 “I’ve been with Boon Edam Ltd for 18 months now. Exercise is a very important part of mine and my family’s life (I’m married with two girls, aged 8 and 5). I got into cycling and triathlons three years ago, when a back operation put an end to my Rugby playing days. It has been a terrific way for me to carry on being active and to socialise with friends. I support my local hospice as I’ve had both friends and family members spend their last days there. The staff are both supportive of them and family members at the hardest of times.”

To show your support to the team, please donate via the Boon Edam fundraising page HERE.  

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