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raised of £200 target
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Debbie Nightingale

Debbie's 1000KM Static Bike Ride Challenge

Fundraising for Time to Talk Befriending

115 %
raised of £200 target
by 16 supporters

Time to Talk Befriending

We provide community outreach & befriending to reduce feelings of chronic loneliness

Charity Registration No. 1147885


Starting on 16th May 2019, I will be taking part in an epic 1000km ‘static
bike challenge’ here at the office
. Myself and team mates will be taking turns to rack up the kilometres and hit our target, all whilst 12 of our colleagues are riding across the mountains of France completing a massive 302KM from Bergerac to Toulouse. Both our home and away teams will be cycling to raise money in aid of Hospices across the South, as well as other charities local to our area. These charities
do amazing work in our communities and rely heavily on donations and

My chosen charity for this event is Time To Talk Befriending and for
my personal fundraising target I am looking to raise at least

They aim to offer inter-generational befriending through community outreach, seasonal campaigning and group befriending across the City of Brighton and Hove with many different projects.

More than 1 in 3 people aged 75+ say that feelings of loneliness are out of their control.

For 3.6 million people aged 65+ television is the main form of company. Weak social connection is as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness effecting our elders has become a huge problem within society. For many older people loneliness is an unwelcome feeling of loss.

The fear of loneliness alone is said to cause more anxiety than a lack of money or deteriorating health. In fact, loneliness is proven to cause early loss of life which is why services like theirs are needed to help our elders to feel connected with their community, with volunteer befrienders and each-other. Maintaining friendships and remaining active are two key factors to improving wellbeing in later life.

At Citycoast Church we partner with Time To Talk Befriending for the event 'Tea Time Talk'. I have heard incredible stories of how this event alone has made such a difference and impact to our elders in Brighton and I want to be able to see them have an even bigger impact over our city.

Over the past few years the Cellular Solutions Team have raised well over £180,000 – so with your help this event will help take us over the £210,000 mark – with the aim of reaching £250,000 by the year after next from our cycle fundraising.

Cellular Solutions will also match like for like any funds we raise up to £5,000. Our overall total fundraising target for this event is £32,000. Every donation will help towards this figure that will make a significant difference to those less fortunate than ourselves. Every penny donated goes to charity and not towards the costs of the event thanks to sponsorship of the event by one of our network partners.

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Every donation makes a real difference to  Time To Talk Befriending and it would mean an awful lot to me if you would be so kind to help further their cause. Thank you!!