Young people with a learning disability ride 250 miles to support their favourite charity
A group of up to 15 young people from the Guildford based charity the halow project will be cycling 250 miles on the weekend of Friday 4th May to Sunday 6th May outside Waitrose in Guildford.
The May Bank Holiday weekend marks the 7th annual halow250 bike ride which is the premier fundraising event for the halow project and sees over 100 riders cycling 250 miles over the weekend from London to Guildford via Northern France. (www.halow250.org.uk)
Young people of the halow project have been so inspired by the efforts on this intrepid band of fundraisers that for 2018 they have organised their own static 250 mile bike ride over the same weekend and aim to meet the riders at the finish line having completed the mileage themselves as a team.
Ann Kenney, Director of the halow project commented; “Our work at halow project is about inspiring people to achieve their own personal goals and develop skills to support them living an independent life. The young people of Building Futures have worked together this year to plan train for and on Friday 4th May begin their own 250 mile cycle ride to raise funds for halow. Cuts to social services are impacting greatly on the provision of activities, programmes and events like halow’s and efforts to fundraise for the charity are greatly appreciated by the families and young people alike.”
Will Haws, one of the young people taking part, says; “ We want everyone to come along to Waitrose and support us cycling, maybe even join in to help us, and make donations toward the fundraising for halow project which is so important to us.”
You can help by
1) visiting the Static halow250 ride at Waitrose Guildford on Friday and Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm and Sunday from 10.15am to 12.pm and support the young people
2) making a donation towards their staggering efforts on their fundraising page here
On Sunday 6th May the young people of the Static halow250 ride will be at Clock Barn Hall, Godalming for the halow250 riders Welcome Home Party to give out the medals.