Virgin Media partners Evans Cycles for charity support

Virgin Media has partnered Evans Cycles to support disability charity Scope.

The media organisation has offered employees a bikes-for-work scheme provided by the cycling retailer as part of its voluntary benefits offering since 2011.

Through the partnership, a percentage of Virgin Media’s employees’ initial bikes-for-work order has been donated to purchase a variety of cycling accessories and equipment.

More than 160 items have been donated, ranging from helmets, gloves, high-visibility clothing, to tool kits and maintenance equipment.

The equipment, worth more than £3,000, has been delivered to Scope’s special schools, including Craig-y-Parc in South Wales, Meldreth Manor in Cambridgeshire, Ingfield Manor in West Sussex and Beaumont College in Lancashire.

Maurice Daw, chief people officer at Virgin Media, said: “In partnership with Evans Cycles, we’re delighted to be making this donation to Scope’s schools and college, to help the children with their cycling activities. 

“It’s an important part of Virgin Media’s charity activities, of which we’re very proud.’

Imogen Frances Fitzpatrick, philanthropy and corporate partnerships relationship manager at Scope, added: “We are hugely grateful for this generous donation of cycling equipment for our special schools and colleges from the Virgin Media and Evans Cycles partnership.

“It will really benefit the children and young people who attend these, and means they can now enjoy cycling safely.”