Last Saturday’s 70 mile Toy Trust Isle Of Wight bike ride has been hailed a success as 183 cyclists and support crew from all sides of the toy industry took part in the event. The money raised will enable at least 125 profoundly disabled children to receive a custom-fitted trike to get them mobile and be able to join in cycling with their family and friends.
Foye Pascoe, chair of the Toy Trust Committee, said: “The whole day was perfect from start to finish. The sun shone, everybody safely completed the very challenging course and had a great time doing so, and we look set to smash our fundraising goal. We never thought we would surpass the £135,000 raised through the Three Peaks Challenge in 2012, but with even more participants in this year’s event and some inspiring fundraising achievements we have made it happen. On behalf of the Toy Trust Committee I’d like to thank Nick Austin for his superb organisation and leadership of the event and of course to everyone who cycled, the support crews and all the companies and individuals who dug deep and have sponsored us so generously.”
If you would like to make a donation towards the event you can do so by visiting the Virgin Money Giving event page or by sending a cheque made payable to the Toy Trust to 80 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EG.
For more information on the Toy Trust Big Kids Bike Ride 2013 and the work of the Toy Trust please visit www.btha.co.uk/toy-trust.
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