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Congratulations – Charity Fundraising

A huge well done to the Ford Fuels team who completed the Race to the Tower ultramarathon (double marathon). They managed to absolutely smash their fundraising goal of £500 by raising over £10,000 for their causes.

We are all very proud of them and what they have achieved. A big thank you also goes to all of our customers and suppliers who helped them through donations and support.



Please read their story below.

The team has been raising money to donate between the British Heart Foundation and Timsbury Cricket Club

‘Team Ford Fuels’ consisted of five employees selected form Ford Fuels’ multiple depots. The athlete profile of each individual varies considerably and had a mix of seasoned marathon runners and individuals who have never even managed a half marathon, let alone a double!

The team consisted of two HGV tanker drivers (Rob Coles & Colin Turner), a commercial accountant (Adam Brinkworth), a depot manager (Rob Robinson) and an operations manager (Ryan Bowers).

The race took place on June 25th 2022 and was a nonstop ultra-marathon called ‘Race to the Tower’. The marathon started just north of Stroud and then followed the Cotswold way, finishing at Broadway tower. The total distance was 52.4miles and had 7,476ft of elevation and the whole distance was cross country!

Race to the Tower – Full route


In the past three years our business has sadly and unexpectedly lost two exceptional colleagues and the two organisations we are raising money for are in their memory.

Jer Thompson – Nov 2019

Richard Ford – Feb 2021

With that in mind they were raising money for two causes:

The British Heart Foundation

Timsbury Cricket Club

Both of these causes are close to Ford Fuels’ heart. Timsbury is where Ford Fuels began and much of the Ford family are still living there today. Jer himself was an active member of the Timsbury Cricket Club and had a great passion for the game. Richard, who gave so much to Ford Fuels as a Director, loved the Timsbury community and had resided in the village his who life, before passing away from a heart attack in his family home in 2021.

The funds that were raised will be split equally between the two organisations.