Caterpillar staff saddle up for charity partnership

Phil Mutch from Caterpillar's Monkstown facility marks the success of the cycle and the launch of the charity of the year partnership with Keli Wilkinson from the Meningitis Research Foundation. Pic by William Cherry, Presseye
Phil Mutch from Caterpillar's Monkstown facility marks the success of the cycle and the launch of the charity of the year partnership with Keli Wilkinson from the Meningitis Research Foundation. Pic by William Cherry, Presseye

Caterpillar’s Northern Ireland employees got a new partnership with the Meningitis Research Foundation off to a ‘wheelie’ good start.

Fundraising efforts throughout the year at Caterpillar’s facilities in Larne, Monkstown and Belfast will be dedicated to raising money for the charity.

Twenty cyclists from the company recently took part in a bike ride to launch the link-up for the next 12 months with their newly nominated charity of the year.

Nearly £1,800 has been raised already through the cycle. Leaving the company’s Monkstown facility, the cyclists travelled to Larne town centre before returning back to the Monkstown facility - more than 40 miles.

The Meningitis Research Foundation’s vision is a world free from meningitis and septicemia.

The charity funds ground-breaking research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia and to improve survival rates and outcomes.