COMPANY staff have joined together for a charity bike ride and raised nearly £1000 for The British School of Kathmandu Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Teacher's International Consultancy (TIC), based at Avon House in Penarth, is one of the world’s leading companies for international school teacher recruitment and works directly with many British schools overseas including The British School of Kathmandu.

When the school in Nepal announced an appeal to support local schools and communities devastated by the earthquake, TIC and its employees jumped in to help.

The sponsored cycle ride was just one of the activities the team has undertaken to raise funds.

TIC’s Managing Director Andrew Wigford, an ex-international school headteacher from Penarth said: “For some of the TIC team it was their first time on a bike in many years.

Everyone managed to complete the 13.5km course – although it was the furthest many had ever ridden!”

TIC’s cycle challenge raised £971 towards the appeal which is helping local communities and schools affected by the earthquake that occurred in April which killed over 6,000 people, injured 14,000 and affected 8 million.

Over 1.7 million children were in the worst hit areas.

TIC has been supporting the British School of Kathmandu Nepal Earthquake Appeal since it was established at the time of the disaster, raising almost £4,000 towards the cause.

Andrew Wigford added: “We are pleased to be supporting such a worthy cause and it's fantastic that the international teaching community across the world have come together to raise money for the appeal”.

Emergency supplies including food, and tarpaulins for shelters and to create temporary structures to allow education to continue, have been provided as a result of the money raised by the appeal.

For some of the Nepalese communities, the British School of Kathmandu's support was the first they had received after the earthquake.

To read more about the support the British School of Kathmandu is providing, go to