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Miles 4 Smiles 4 Children In Care

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  • Team members: John Sullivan, Jacqui Gilliatt
  • Event: Biking For Kids In Care

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We help children in care and care leavers to improve their life prospects.

Charity Registration No. 1010518

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Thank you very much on behalf of The Who Cares? Trust for considering sponsoring us for Biking for Children in Care 2009 - we will be cycling 220+ miles in 3 days in the Loire Valley. The event, in which we have been participating for 4 years, continues to go from strength to strength and has raised a fantastic £290,000 to put towards improving the lives of children in care. We ask you to please support us again: the problem never goes away.  In fact this year the number of children in care has gone up.

At any one time there are at least 74,000 children in the separated from their families living in residential or foster care. The vast majority of children placed in care are there because they have been abused or severely neglected by their parents. By sponsoring Biking for Children in Care you can be assured you will be making a difference to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in country.

The Who Cares? Trust was established in 1992 to help address the needs of children in care. They  work to improve their day to day lives and to ensure every child in care receives the support they need to enjoy life and achieve. They are best known for Who Cares? Magazine which reaches 25,000 young people in care every quarter. Current activities also include projects to help improve the employment opportunities and educational attainment of children in care.

Last year the Biking for Children in Care event raised over £40,000 for a project to help foster carers and residential care workers to better support the children in their care and help them make informed decisions about education that will improve their life outcomes. This year money raised from the event will support a highly important project which will improve the literacy skills of children in care and help them express themselves through creative writing.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: The Who Cares? Trust gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Jacqui & John

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