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  • leedscc 9:25 am on May 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Challenge completed – 75-mile bike ride from Silverdale to Leeds raises £4,500 

    An amazing team of cyclists set off from Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, early on Saturday 19 May 2012 to cycle 75 miles to Leeds in aid of the Leeds Children’s Charity.   The route took them over hills and dales, through wind and rain, until they finally sped along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath to their final destination where a champagne reception awaited this amazing group of individuals.

    Ready to go ..

    Colleagues from Aviva and Hendersons together with family and friends made up the cycling team together with the extremely important support network that kept the cyclists safe, fed, and motivated to complete the challenge. Hours of practice put in by the team members paid off handsomely and resulted in the wonderful sponsorship sum of £4,500 in aid of the work of the charity.  The Leeds Children’s Charity provides free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years.  Over 400 children each year travel from Leeds to Silverdale by train to enjoy time and space for fun, play, friends, and the opportunity to be a child.  The trustees are enormously grateful to everyone who took part in this gruelling challenge that will help two groups of 14 underprivileged children to have a much-needed break by the sea away from dysfunctional families and/or responsibilities beyond their years.

    If you would like to help the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity in any way, please contact info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or 01132454281.


  • leedscc 3:26 pm on May 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    75-mile bicycle ride from Silverdale to Leeds 

    Chris Chapman, a trustee of the Leeds Children’s Charity, is a member of a 16 strong team who will be cycling 75 miles from Silverdale, near Morecambe, to Leeds on Saturday 19 May 2012.  The team will include staff from Aviva and Henderson Insurance , and they will be travelling over many hills to raise funds for the work of the Leeds Children’s Charity.

    Leeds Children’s Charity is a local Leeds’ charity that was founded to provide free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children of the City aged 7 to 11 years.  Over 400 children each year have fun, play, and make lasting friendships at Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, away from difficult home situations and responsibilities beyond their years.

    Go to http://www.justgiving.com/swingdesign to support this amazing team and the charity by donating online.  It is easy to do with a credit or debit card and all the money plus Gift Aid is donated straight to the charity.

    If you would like to know more about this fantastic fund-raising event, or the work of the charity, please contact by email at info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk or telephone 01132454281.

    Thank you for all your help and support.


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