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Techies take to two wheels for charity

Written by Peter Davison.

Helpdesk technician Jack Hayward and account manager Mark Salen Staff from Bradford-on-Avon-based IT support firm Systemagic are getting on their bikes to raise money for the charity Designability.

The team aim to raise £4,750 over the next 12 months so they can sponsor a Wizzybug, an innovative powered wheelchair designed specifically for children under five who, due to their medical condition, are unable to walk or who can only walk with difficulty.

The team will be gearing up two static bikes as they attempt to cover 1,000 kilometres a month travelling the distance from their headquarters in Bradford-on-Avon to their furthest afield customer in Hong Kong, a total of 4,934 miles.

All funds raised across the next year will go towards helping a child enjoy the freedom and fun of being a toddler by providing them with their own wizzy-bug.

Marketing manager Becky Land said: "The team are super excited to start the challenge, we'll be inviting clients to not only sponsor us but to come to our office and help us get the miles in and reach our target.

"The fundraising will not only be a great way to keep fit but also raise awareness of the fantastic work the team at Designability do.

"We're looking forward to seeing what other fundraising activities we can throw in throughout the next year too."