The 12 months of charity is well underway, and after the success of the 24-hour rowathon we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that 2019 continues in similar form.

As we are raising money for a number of fantastic local charities who are well known to many, we wanted to there to be a real sense of community spirit and togetherness throughout the year.

This is why we have been calling on people to help support us in anyway they can. One company who have stepped forward are the guys from Bayfield Vehicle Hire.

For our coast to coast cycle ride in May, which will start in Whitehaven and finish in Newcastle, we needed a van to help us transport the bikes up to the start point.

Bayfield Vehicle Hire has very kindly loaned us a van to do the job and as this is what they do day to day, we knew that we would be in reliable hands.

Not only has the team supplied the van for us, but they have also very kindly made a donation to the charity cause, which is amazing!

Company director Simon Platt said: “I met Andy Hawthorne over ten years ago whilst working in financial services. A likeable chap, I was saddened to hear he had passed away.

“At our Bayfield Vehicle Hire Telford depot based in Halesfield, we are always looking to raise our own profile by supporting local charities and good causes.

“So when I was approached by Pensionlite I was only too happy to make a donation and also to provide a vehicle free of charge to assist the Coast to Coast bike ride in May – good luck to everyone involved.”

It is a tremendous gesture and everyone at Pensionlite, and all the charities are very grateful. If you are a local business and would like to get involved then you can contact us at support@pensionlite.co.uk or call us on 01952 279379