The demise of long-serving Toyota GB government Rachel Rollason from motor neurone illness (MND) earlier this yr has prompted her colleague and buddy Greg Culshaw to decide to a brutal fund-raising 24-hour biking problem.
Culshaw, Toyota GB’s common supervisor of buyer, community and high quality help, desires to lift as a lot funds as attainable for the Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation to assist battle the terrible, life-limiting illness.
Rollason, who held posts at Toyota together with Lexus model advertising supervisor, senior supervisor of buyer and community help, and most lately senior supervisor of social media till the sickness pressured her to depart work, had the identical illness as excessive profile sufferer Rob Burrows, the previous Leeds Rhinos rugby league skilled who was lately the topic of a BBC documentary ‘Rob Burrow: Residing With MND’.
Culshaw mentioned he’d labored alongside Rollason for 4 years in Toyota’s buyer companies division and he or she “left a long-lasting impression” with him, for her boundless vitality and full devotion to get issues achieved.
In 2019 she was interviewed by the Automotive 30% Club in its Inspiring Automotive Women series, when she defined how passionate she was for her position and managed to steadiness her work with household time, taking care of her sons.
Beginning on November sixteenth, Culshaw will cycle for twenty-four hours on a static bike on the automotive model’s headquarters in Burgh Heath.
“Make no mistake, that is going to be a brutal problem and one which fills me with dread each time I give it some thought, however on the identical time it’s one which I’m fully targeted on finishing for Rachel and MNDA,” he mentioned.
He added: “I began this journey as a dialog with Rachel and in her final textual content message to me, she advised me how proud she was of me for taking this problem on.
“The reality of it was that she continued to encourage me and made me happy with her. There isn’t any going again now… So, my plea to you is please help me to play a small half elevating funds for MNDA and to assist them to maintain up the good work they do.”