Community cycle ride to raise cash for charity
Two charities will benefit from money raised by a group of cyclists from around the area later this month.
The Denmead Charity Cycle Ride, which takes place on Saturday 21st July, is raising awareness and cash for Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal and The Roberts Centre.
Commencing at the Harvest Home in Denmead, from 10am, the group of cyclists will opt for two cycle routes; one 10-mile route and the other is 25 miles.
Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal was set up in memory of an 8-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She died peacefully at her home after a year of treatments, aged 10.
Whether undergoing treatment, recovering from or coping with bereavement, the charity offers free breaks to families and children with life threatening illnesses.
The Roberts Centre began 30 years ago to recognise the needs of homeless families and children in Portsmouth. It works with approximately 1,000 families each year.
The charity does not stop to ask if the people were to blame for being homeless, its first and abiding response is to establish what they can do to help.
It assists with trial tenancies and temporary housing support. Apart from general support for children, it runs a nursery and every year organises holiday play schemes.
The cycling event is open to anybody of any age and ability and is not a race but a route for good causes.
Fun and fundraising will be the focus of the day.
For more information on the event, and sponsorship forms, contact Mike Thwaites on 02392 353961, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.denmeadcycleride.org.uk