One L of a bike ride…

Pump Aid LogoThree directors from Bill Plant Ltd have stepped out of their cars and onto bicycles to raise money to help provide clean safe drinking water to African villages.

Bill Plant, the founder of Bill Plant Ltd, the UK”s fastest growing driving school and driver training company, Paul Kittrick, operations director, and Roy Danby, training director, pedalled the  113 mile Loughshore Trail cycle way in Northern Ireland. The intrepid trio will be hoping their efforts raise enough to buy at least four additional water pumps in remote villages in Malawi.

Bill Plant Ltd, which has a 500 plus network of driving instructors and driver trainers across the country, has teamed up with UK water charity Pump Aid and pledged to purchase a new pump per month.

Paul Kittrick said :  “As driving instructors and driver trainers, we are more used to being behind the wheel of a car than on bicycles so it was quite a challenge. The weather was appalling and we were definitely saddlesore, but we managed to raise £1014 for our efforts. We are proud to be associated with Pump Aid which is a small specialist charity providing clean water very cost effectively working closely in partnership with local communities. This cycle ride signals the start of our ongoing support for Pump Aid.”

Amy Cruse, Development Manager for Pump Aid: ‘We are thrilled Bill Plant has chosen to support us. This partnership means that we can reach more communities in southern Africa and provide them with the clean water that they desperately need.’

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