The annual corporate cycling challenge organised by technology firm Prosperity 24.7 has set a new fundraising record for local charities. Over £21,000 was raised at Prosperity Day 2018 for BHF Jersey branch and Jersey Cheshire Home thanks to the incredible efforts of the 15 teams taking part. The event involves corporate teams racing against each other, tackling a simulated tough stage of the Tour de France in a specially erected hi-tech marquee set up in Broad Street. However, success is not judged by cycling prowess alone as fundraising is a key element of the final calculations. The 2018 winners were Fitness First. This year a total of £21,247.00 was shared equally between the British Heart Foundation Jersey and Jersey Cheshire Home. In just four years, Prosperity Day has raised £71,946.00 which has been distributed to a variety of charities across the Channel Islands.
Chris Clark, CEO of Prosperity 24.7 was overjoyed “This year we have exceeded any previous sum raised in a single year. It is simply exceptional to see both the passionate participation on Prosperity Day as well as the most important outcome, the fund raising activity. This year has seen an incredible sum of money raised which will provide vital support to two essential local charities. Every year our event achieves increased backing enabling us, in turn, to offer growing support to our broader community, helping us all to prosper,” he said.