Weʼre raising £1,000 to help POPI (Keighley) provide for vulnerable and disadvantaged families and help St Thomas' church, Sutton-in-Craven support its community.
- Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire
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150 for the 150th
From June 10th -12th Brian and Simon will be struggling to cycle 150 miles along the Leeds - Liverpool canal to raise money for two causes important to our community: POPI (Pass on Pre-Loved Items) and St Thomas’s Church, Sutton-in-Craven.
* Why 150 Miles? 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of St Thomas’s church.
* Why the Leeds-Liverpool Canal? In 1869 the canal would have been an important route for the supply of building materials in the construction of the church.
The first 75 miles cycled from Sutton, via Kildwick to Parbold, will be in aid of POPI which collects and distributes donations of preloved items for babies and children under 5 in vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Keighley and the surrounding area. POPI operates on a referral basis and has seen a massive demand for its services over recent years. The money we raise will go towards running costs (e.g. rent for their storage facility) and purchase of items that can’t be passed on such as mattresses.
The second 75 miles, returning from Parbold to Sutton, will be in aid of St Thomas’s Church. During its 150 year history the church has played a central role in village life and is now seeking new ways in which it can support our community. Yet, St Thomas’s future is vulnerable as running costs now exceed income. The money we raise will go towards maintaining the beautiful Victorian building and enable us to run more activities for the benefit of the community such as the recently formed “Games and Grub” club.
Please do consider sponsoring us for these great local causes. A 150 mile bike ride over three days might not seem like a great challenge to some but for these rather decrepit, middle-aged men it’s going to be a real bone-shaking, muscle-crunching ordeal!
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May 8, 2019
Best of luck,mum and Dad.
May 7, 2019
Avoid egg sandwiches!
May 6, 2019
Hope you have a comfortable seat at the end - interpret that either way.
May 6, 2019
Good luck guys. Give my regards to Parbold when you get there! The Stocks Tavern used to serve a nice toasted steak sandwich around 40 years ago. Not sure if it will still be on the menu!
May 6, 2019
Good luck to both of you, and well done for undertaking this challenge!
May 4, 2019
Good Luck with the cycling, Simon.
May 3, 2019
Good luck Simon and Brian , Great effort, I hope it all goes to plan (and you are not too sore afterwards!)
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