Deloitte accountants st albans city of expertiseDeloitte staff saddle up to help St Albans based Earthworks.

Two team members from Deloitte in St Albans are cycling the length of the UK in aid of charity.  Tim Waterhouse and James Baker will be riding over 100 miles a day for nine days as part of the Deloitte ‘Ride Across Britain’ challenge from John O’Groats to Land’s End.  As part of the challenge they will be fundraising for local St Albans charity, Earthworks.

The Deloitte cyclists from St Albans will be joined by more than 80 other colleagues from across the UK, as well as clients of the firm and members of the public.  In total there will be 800 riders.  The pair visited the Earthworks base recently to chat to the Earthworks community about the ride and hear about the latest Earthworks projects.

Heather Bygrave, senior partner and corporate responsibility lead at Deloitte in St Albans, said: “I am delighted Tim and James are supporting Earthworks and I am pleased that my team are involving themselves in several different initiatives with the charity.   Our One Million Futures programme will see the firm work with more than 45 charities, schools and social enterprises across the UK to invest in a range of programmes that seek to raise aspirations, improve skills and develop leaders.   Earthworks is a fantastic local charity and we are enjoying supporting them.”

Through a focus on education and training, One Million Futures aims to help one million people get to where they want to be; whether it’s in the classroom, the workplace or the boardroom.  Since 2010 £1.8m has been raised by Deloitte Ride Across Britain for charity.