£25,500 raised for the ICAS Foundation!
We are delighted that Alison Cornwell CA, ICAS Vice-President, successfully completed her Land's End to John O'Groats cycle in September 2022, raising £25,500 for the ICAS Foundation and its work.
Covering a distance of 976 miles and 53,444 feet of climbs, Alison completed the journey with a total of 77 hours 42 minutes of cycling time.
"I am very happy that we were able to deliver and slightly exceed our financial target, increase awareness of the ICAS Foundation and recruit new mentors to the programme. Thank you to everybody who supported the challenge whether financially or through posting comments of encouragement on LinkedIn. It was hugely motivating to see the donations total building every day and it really helped me to keep the pedals turning. It's been 3 weeks since I crossed the finishing line in John O Groats and I feel fully recovered - which means resuming normal club rides this weekend including coffee and cake!".
Linda Jamieson, ICAS Foundation Director, thanked Alison for her outstanding efforts:
"Alison gave so much of herself to complete the Land's End to John O'Groats cycle whilst managing a heavy work schedule. Her incredible fundraising effort will enable the ICAS Foundation to help more young people from disadvantaged communities study accountancy. We're delighted that CAs like Alison are willing to contribute both financially and through volunteering to support social mobility and help widen the profession for CAs of the future."
The ICAS Foundation supports academically talented students from disadvantaged communities to study accountancy and finance at university, offering bursary funding, mentoring support and help in finding internships and graduate jobs. Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss how you or your company can support our students to achieve their ambitions.
Geraldine Gammell CA (ICAS Foundation Trustee), David Moir (ICAS Foundation student), Alison Cornwell CA, Bruce Cartwright (ICAS Chief Executive) and Chloe Hastie (ICAS Foundation student), at the close of stage 6, Hopetoun Estate.