A KIER Eastern employee has presented the Alzheimer’s Society charity with £1,850.
Tasnime Jennings, an assistant design co-ordinator in the Wisbech office, and her boyfriend Neil Rotherham, raised the money by completing a 320-mile London to Paris bike ride.
The couple chose the Alzheimer’s Society because Neil’s grandmother suffered with dementia.
Tasnime said: “The scariest moment was cycling around the Arc de Triomphe. But the best feeling in the world came when we cycled around the Eiffel Tower and everyone stopped in the streets to cheer us on. All the pain, sweat and tears were worth it for that one moment.”
They raised the money with the help of friends, family and colleagues and sponsorship from Kier Eastern and a number of its clients.
Jo Swinhoe, Alzheimer’s Society director of fundraising and marketing, said: “We are delighted that Tasnime and Neil gave their time to support Alzheimer’s Society and raised £1,850 which goes directly to the charity. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. It is more than just memory loss; it robs people of their lives and has a terrible impact on families and loved ones.”