Another Bucks Biz resident who’s doing his bit right now for the local Coronavirus effort is Joe Gilbert from Red Giraffe Web Design. Whilst his business is continuing to run remotely (more on that later), Joe has decided to cycle 200 miles over the next 30 days to raise money for the local foodbank.

On his LinkedIn profile, Joe said the following:

“Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, the people of Milton Keynes are in dire need of our local foodbank more than ever before. Whole families in previously secure jobs have suddenly found themselves thrust into poverty and struggling to put food on the table, through no fault of their own. And the worst is yet to come. The foodbank is struggling to meet demand, with food packages going out as soon as the donations come in. The people of MK need your help now more than ever. I know finances are tight for all of us right now, but please if you can spare even a small amount, you'll be making a big difference right now! My goal is to cycle 200 miles over the next 30 days, in order to help raise funds, support and feed those in need. Please, let's all chip in to help those who are really in a desperate place right now...”

Joe has set a target of £1,000 and he’s already raised over £300, so if you’re in a position to help the foodbank, please donate via Joe’s link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joe-gilbert4

Joe’s web design business Red Giraffe is continuing to support clients with developing new web sites and eCommerce sites and he’s expecting a further boom once this crisis is over. Joe is able to continue to run the business remotely, so there is very little impact on his customers other than less face to face meetings and more phone/Zoom calls.  However, whilst in lock-down, Joe is working on plans with his partner’s school to develop a custom learning platform, so that the children can access home learning.

Joe is documenting his cycling challenge on Linked In, so if you’re not following him already, please head on over and send a connection. You can also find out more about Red Giraffe on their website.