Thank you to CDP for supporting cycling in the Cambridge region

A group of CDP employees in cycle helmets on Parker's Piece in CambridgeCamcycle is grateful to technology and design consultancy CDP for its generous donation of £5,000 to support our work for Spaces to Breathe and Zero Carbon Streets. The UK office of the fast-growing organisation is based just outside Cambridge and the grant was provided as part of CDP’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The company was keen to mark this milestone by supporting the communities around its research and development centres, and is donating a total of £25,000 to five charities nominated by its employees.

Chris Houghton, Partner and Head of FMCG said:

Our 25th anniversary is a time to reflect on our purpose and culture. Part of that reflection is to acknowledge the way the pandemic has put pressure on the health and wellbeing of those around us and to work to make a positive impact in our local communities. We’ve chosen a range of charities working tirelessly to improve lives locally and we hope our support helps their vital work.

This donation will enable Camcycle to build on its work empowering local groups to work for changes to cycling and walking in their areas. Together with generous gifts provided by over 85 individual donors as part of the Big Give Green Match Fund, part of the grant will be used to employ a new infrastructure campaigner and community champion to support Cambridgeshire communities to work for better cycling and walking across the region.

Camcycle’s Executive Director, Roxanne De Beaux, said:

Throughout the pandemic, Camcycle’s Spaces to Breathe campaign has continuously engaged with local authorities and communities to facilitate emergency active travel measures. As we begin to transition from reaction to recovery, our Zero Carbon Streets campaign will be ramping up with the aim of locking in – and improving on – much of the work that has been done over the past year. CDP’s donation will in part go towards a new technical staff member who will empower residents and authorities to implement high quality, accessible walking and cycling projects for them and generations to come.

CDP is a strong supporter of cycle commuting to the workplace and regularly hosts events to help its employees begin and continue to cycle, including cycle-to-work days with free breakfast and corporate participation in Love to Ride’s Cycle September challenge. Camcycle trustee Finlay Knops-Mckim is a CDP Consultant Electronics Engineer and has been involved in organising these events. He nominated our charity for the £5,000 grant and said:

CDP and Camcycle were both founded in Cambridgeshire 25 years ago. Since then, they’ve worked to improve the world in their own ways – CDP by developing products and technologies to help improve lives, and Camcycle by campaigning for better infrastructure and healthier communities around Cambridge. Many of CDP’s employee owners use bikes to get around the city and commute, so Camcycle’s work to enable cycling also empowers us to reduce our carbon footprints and live healthier lives.

Read more about CDPs anniversary donations on its website and find out about its cycle-to-work day success in the Autumn 2019 issue of our magazine.

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