ABE Ledbury MD Clive Brooks has put the wheels in motion to raise funds for Transaid with a forthcoming Kenyan cycling expedition – and the haulier has not put the brakes on helping support local charities.

ABE Ledbury provided three floats for the local town carnival

ABE Ledbury provided three floats for the local town carnival

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As well as undertaking the gruelling 474 miles on two wheels for the second time in two years, his company will be sponsoring local hospice St Michael’s Christmas tree recycling scheme for the third consecutive year.

The scheme invites residents to donate to hospice funds in exchange for their real Christmas trees being collected and recycled.

This year, ABE collected 70 trees and helped generate more than £1,000 for the hospice.

The company has also provided financial support to Ledbury Rugby Club, Malvern Rugby Club and Ledbury Town FC, with ABE’s logo emblazoned on hoardings.

And if you thought that was more than enough community help, the haulage firm has not stopped there, providing three floats and a stage for local groups as part of the town carnival; sponsoring Dymock Half Marathon & Music Festival and providing support to cerebral palsy charity Megan Baker House for the last 15 years.

Brooks said: “ABE has long been part of the fabric of Ledbury and the surrounding area. We have a lot of local people on our team and the business has always been well supported by our local community.

“There are some great community groups in the area which touch the lives of a lot of people for a variety of reasons. Our colleagues take great pride in playing their part in helping our community thrive and it is an honour for ABE as a business to be able to give something back.”