Big Kids Bike Ride 2013

ROUND THE ISLE-OF-WIGHT BIG KIDS BIKE RIDE  HAILED A HUGE SUCCESS AND ON TARGET TO SMASH FUNDRAISING RECORD

Following Team GB’s euphoric success at the Olympics, the Toy Trust decided its major fundraising event for 2013 would be a 70 mile Round The Isle Of Wight Bike Ride.

The bike ride, which took place on 8th June, was hailed a massive success as 183 cyclists and support crew from all sides of the toy industry took part in the event. The event raised a fantastic £138,000 for the industry’s charity.

The main beneficiary of the industry’s efforts is the charity Handicapped Children’s Action Group. The £90k grant will enable more than 80 profoundly disabled children to receive a custom-fitted trike to get them mobile and be able to join in cycling with their family and friends.

Foye Pascoe, Chair of the Toy Trust Committee stated; “The whole day was perfect from start to finish. The sun shone, everybody safely completed the very challenging course and had a great time doing so.  We never thought we would surpass the £135,000 raised through the Three Peaks Challenge in 2012 but with even more participants in this year’s event and some inspiring fundraising achievements we have made it happen. On behalf of the Toy Trust Committee I’d like to thank Nick Austin for his superb organisation and leadership of the event and of course to everyone who cycled, the support crews and all the companies and individuals who dug deep and have sponsored us so generously.”

If you would like to make a donation towards the event you can do so by visiting the Virgin Money Giving event page or by sending a cheque made payable to the Toy Trust to 80 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EG.

For more details on the event contact matt@btha.co.uk

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