72 cyclists left Little Harbour in St Austell; one of the charity’s three children’s hospices in the south west, embarking on a 205 mile cycle and hoping to raise around £75,000 for CHSW.
The route will take the riders three days and will cover Cornwall, Devon and Somerset dropping in at CHSW’s Little Bridge House hospice in Barnstaple on Saturday and finishing at Charlton Farm children’s hospice near Bristol on Sunday. The event has received generous sponsorship from main event sponsor and long-term supporters of CHSW; Edwards Vacuum.
This is the 11th year of the event which has raised over £700,000 for the charity since the first ride in 2009. It attracts cyclists of all abilities, some returning year on year and others joining for the first time.
Kiley Pearce, Events Fundraiser for CHSW said;
There is always a great atmosphere and sense of camaraderie between the riders taking part in this event. We are so grateful to each and every one of them for all their hard work in training and fundraising over the past few months and we hope they all have a fantastic time while raising vital funds for and awareness of CHSW.
CHSW is currently offering care to over 500 families across the south west with 125 of them being supported by Little Harbour. CHSW’s aim is to make the most of short and precious lives through providing short breaks, respite, emergency stays as well as end of life care and bereavement support all in a home from home environment. CHSW gives families the chance to recharge their batteries and make precious memories together.