The boss of Eccles-based Tudor Group has raised more than £4,300 for Emmaus Salford by completing a gruelling 430 mile cycle ride in Europe.
Salford born Tony Camilleri, founder and managing director of the Tudor Group, cycled from Venice to Rome over five days, completing more than 20,000 feet of climbing in temperatures of between 35-38 degrees.
Tony took on the fundraising challenge after reading how Emmaus Salford helps people who have experienced homelessness achieve a long term change in their lives.
Tony Camilleri, founder and managing director of the Tudor Group, said: “I’m a Salford lad and want to support local causes that are close to my heart. I chose Emmaus Salford after reading how they work with the homeless giving them real prospects within the community to help achieve a long term change in their lives and I wanted to help in some way.
“There were many highs and lows throughout the bike ride but it was a fantastic feeling to have completed this amazing journey for such a great cause. Big thanks to everyone who pledged their support to this fundraiser.”
The Tudor Group, founded by Tony in 1984, provides a wide range of commercial cleaning services to clients across the UK. Tony completed the cycling challenge in July but he and fellow directors of the Tudor Group are already looking forward to the next charity fundraiser for Emmaus Salford.
Simon Locke, Community Director of Emmaus Salford, said: “All of us at Emmaus Salford are bowled over by the dedication and enthusiasm that Tony has showed in support of our charity. His fundraising efforts will directly help more homeless people this winter – enabling us to offer them a home, support and work in Salford. Thank you to Tony for all of his support and to all the people who have made a donation to this appeal.”
Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. The charity operates shops at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton, stocking good quality, affordable furniture, household goods, clothes, textiles, books and vintage wares.
To learn more and support Emmaus Salford, head to www.emmaus.org.uk/salford. If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 0161 737 8279 or visit one of the Emmaus Salford shops.