Open GI and Powerplace show pedal power for Libby Mae’s Little Angels

Local technology company, Open GI, smash charity target for Libby Mae
Pictured: The riders from Open GI and PowerPlace raising funds for Libby Mae’s Little Angels

Staff at Worcester-based businesses, Open GI and Powerplace, have successfully completed a 50 mile bike ride, raising over £1,300 in aid of Libby Mae’s Little Angels.

On Sunday, August 31st 2014, the riders began and finished their cycle challenge in Kempsey, taking in the Worcestershire countryside throughout the challenge. The circular route, which took just over four hours for all to complete, saw the eight riders from Open GI and Powerplace help raise vital funds and awareness for the charity.

Having raised £1,325 so far with this fundraiser alone, the Board of Directors have pledged to donate an additional £7,500 to Libby Mae’s Little Angels if the fundraising target of £7,500 is reached. This approach saw a grand total of £17,061.61 successfully raised for Midlands Air Ambulance in 2013.

Charlotte Sharratt, Founder & Trustee, Libby Mae’s Little Angels, commented:

“The effort that Open GI and Powerplace staff are making in aid of our charity is overwhelming. We are so grateful to have such a large business supporting our cause and this is essential in continuing to make a difference to Neo-Natal Units throughout The Midlands.”

Chris Guillaume, Group CEO Open GI, said:

“I am delighted with the efforts being made by our staff in helping raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. This is the first time we’ve supported Libby Mae’s Little Angels as our corporate charity and we want to raise as much as we can. Fundraisers like this will hopefully help us to exceed our target and enable the charity to continue their fantastic work.”

For more information about Open GI:

Helen Andrews
Group Head of Marketing & PR

Notes to Editors:

Open GI is the leading technology partner to general insurance brokers in the UK and Irish markets. Its Core broking platform provides multi-line, multi-channel, multi-brand trading capability complemented by innovative ecommerce and mobile technologies. Open GI is part of the Open International Group alongside sister companies PowerPlace, Open GI London and Blue Fire Communications.