Cycling in memory of Steve


Cyclists from south Lincolnshire packaging company Coveris have raised thousands for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent as part of the Steve Callaway Challenge.

The biking trial was organised in memory of Mr Callaway, an employee at the Boston branch, after he died from cancer last November.

As part of the fundraising campaign for Steve’s chosen charity, a team of cyclists from Coveris covered a gruelling 460 miles over four days, with the route crossing most of the business’ 17 UK sites.

The bike ride also involved a huge fun day event at Wyberton Playing Fields, with 600 of Mr Callaway’s friends and colleagues in attendance, enjoying the live music and entertainment.

One of the cyclists, Mark Lapping, said: “It has been inspirational to see the organisation, teamwork and achievement of a massive team of people who have come together in Steve’s memory.”

To date, the challenge has raised over £6,000, with donations coming from the public and more than 100 local and national companies, including Bakkavor, Boston United and Dupont.

Coveris organisers said: “A huge thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who have contributed. Your generosity and support have been tremendously overwhelming.”

With donations still flowing in, the company hope to raise over £15,000 for CLIC Sargent. Anyone who would like to donate can visit the challenge’s Just Giving page at