Carron Phoenix supports Everything But The Kitchen Sink's latest charity fundraiser of a 500 mile cycle ride from Cardiff to Amsterdam.
Carron Phoenix has agreed to be the official sponsor partner of the intriguingly named fundraisers Everything But the Kitchen Sink on their cycling mission in August to raise money for the Welsh charity MS Society Cymru.
As well as a corporate donation, Carron has given two of its Contessa stainless sinks which the fundraisers will strap to two of their bikes for the 500 mile trip from Cardiff to Amsterdam. The six fundraisers will divide into two teams and race against each other, drumming up money along the way to complement their online and offline campaigns to reach their target of £10,000. Last year the team raised £7,500 for Water for Africa by hiking from Cardiff, across Europe culminating by climbing the Atlas mountains in Morocco.
Surprisingly in light of the charity's title, the group of fundraisers have no connection with the kitchen industry whatsoever, coming from diverse backgrounds of documentary making, politics, acoustic engineering and telesales. The name was the result of brainstorming to represent the eclectic nature of the team and it stuck, after all who hasn't had the dilemma of what to leave and what to pack for a trip?
Says Vincent Bailey of the EBTKS: "None of us have done any cycling since we were fifteen and we have yet to work out a way to rig the sinks to the bikes, but it's a challenge and we are all about the unconventional! The sinks are a quirky yet meaningful visual metaphor for us to carry round with us and we are delighted to have Carron Phoenix's support in helping us underline the power of a good idea."
The cycling trip kicks off in August and other sponsorship opportunities are available for anyone who would like to get involved.