Lexia sponsors Team Rynkeby charity cycling team – Jari Maaranen will blog about the preparations throughout spring

Team_RynkebyLexia is sponsoring the well-known Team Rynkeby charity cycling team, whose mission is to raise money for children with cancer and their families. The funds raised come through donations from sponsors, among others.

The team trains throughout the year in preparation to cycle about 1,250 kilometers to Paris in July 2017. There will be 220 cyclists and 80 service team members heading to Paris from Finland. The cyclists and the service team members are volunteers and pay for all of their expenses independently. All the funds raised go directly to children.

In 2016, Team Rynkeby had 5,500 sponsors providing support in the form of money or supplies. Thanks to the sponsors, Team Rynkeby was able to raise EUR 8.84 million to support children with cancer in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Faroe Islands.

Representing Lexia in the event is Counsel Jari Maaranen, who is Team Rynkeby’s  Helsinki service person.

jarimaaranen_nimitysuutinen“This is the first time for me, so I chose the easiest way: I will be in a service vehicle behind the cyclists travelling from Travemunde to Paris. But next year I’m planning to hop on a bicycle myself,” Jari says.

Jari has promised to blog about the preparations, the training, and eventually the actual event on our website. So follow along with us to see how things progress!

We will gladly provide further information:
Communications Coordinator Tuija Hirvonen, tel. +358 40 1366 711, tuija.hirvonen@lexia.fi