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Leigh Timmis

Pedal360

Fundraising for Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre

123 %
£12,385
raised of £10,000 target
by 173 supporters
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  • Team members: Leigh Timmis
  • Event: Pedal360, 07 Jun 2010 to 14 Jun 2017

Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre

DCHC gives 660 residential holidays a year to children from Derby and Derbyshire having difficulty in daily life. Nominated children come from homes where the impact of financial hardship, deprivation or abuse has created a situation where stress is common and there are few comforts.

Charity Registration No. 218063

Story

In June 2010 I leave Derby, UK: one man, one bike, one camera and one long ride around the globe. This epic journey will take between 2-3 years, crossing 5 continents over 30,000 miles through some of the most beautiful, yet most difficult cycling terrain in the world.

I believe that even with global ideals and goals, it is crucial not to overlook the local issues which affect the communities on our own doorsteps. With this in mind, I am raising money for the Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre.

The centre provides holidays for children in Derbyshire between the ages of 7 and 13 whose lives are such that they will benefit from a change to, and respite from their daily lives. By being provided with quality residential holidays, the children are given a start to their long term development, self esteem and aspirations which they would not otherwise have the opportunity of. The experience creates a positive environment for the children, which they are subsequently able to relate to within their daily lives and circumstances.

Given the funding, the centre can offer many more children the opportunities they deserve, so please dig deep and donate now. The initial donation that I have added myself represents the budget that I will be living on per day, £5.00.

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  • Cycling the world's steepest street
  • Sub zero at 5000m in Tibet
  • Half way 'round...

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