Commsworld trio complete 100-mile cycle ride in aid of Right There, as both company and charity celebrate anniversary milestones.

Marking the first full year since leading UK connectivity company Commsworld chose Right There as their first official charity partner, three of the company’s executives have taken part in a mammoth 100-mile cycle to raise thousands of pounds.

The trio, made up of Chief Operating Officer Bruce Strang, Head of Bid Management and Pre-Sales Carolann Miller, and Solutions Architect Pete Roscamp, cycled from London to Essex and back in just eight and a half hours on Sunday 26th May.

Having completed their challenge, they are on track to raise £3,000, which will be matched by Commsworld to make an amazing grand total of £6,000 donated to Right There. We’re celebrating 200 years since our founding and fundraisers like this help us to keep working tirelessly to help children, families and individuals in Scotland by preventing homelessness and people becoming separated from those they love. Commsworld is also marking three decades since the company was founded in Edinburgh in 1994.

Bruce, who has already walked the West Highland Way, is also taking part in the Great North Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon between Newcastle and South Shields in September, in aid of Right There.

Bruce said: “This year is a historic one for both Commsworld and Right There, and it seemed only appropriate to mark the occasion by putting my pain threshold through its biggest test possible.

“The cycle ride was a fantastic achievement for Carolann, Pete and myself. It was Carolann’s idea, and it didn’t take much persuasion for us to come on board. However, I felt that 200 years for Right There and 30 years for Commsworld deserved a ‘triathlon’ effort – so I decided to go solo and also complete both the West Highland Way and Great North Run.

“I am a keen marathon runner, but niggling injuries meant that I decided to stick to both walking and also training for a half-marathon – I hope that in choosing the world’s largest half-marathon, that will still inspire people to dig deep into their pockets.”

Carolann, who is also a non-executive director at Right There, said: “I enjoyed the London to Essex cycle but it was tough. My training, which saw me cycle six miles from my home to work each day, combining an eco-friendly commute with much-needed practice miles, built up the speed and endurance I needed to get me in the best shape possible to pedal the 100 miles in the time allowed.”


Pete Roscamp added: I love cycling and when Carolann approached me to take part in this Right There fundraiser I jumped at the chance. The London to Essex route was a very challenging one but I was confident we’d make it in time as we’d put in the hours of training, and so it proved. I urge people to go to our JustGiving pages and give generously – it’s for a really good cause.”


Janet Haugh, CEO of Right There, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Commsworld for their support and for choosing Right There as their charity partner. The tireless efforts of Bruce, Carolann, and Pete in raising funds will help us to continue preventing and tackling homelessness, directly benefiting the people we support every day.  With Commsworld’s help, we continue working for a Scotland where everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.”

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