On 24 June I will be departing on a 400 mile cycle ride from Holyhead to Hatfield in order to raise money for the charity Act 4 www.act4.org.uk . I will be cycling from "Holyhead to Hatfield". From Holyhead in North Wales I will be cycling the infamous Lon Las Cymru cycle route down through mountainous Wales to Chepstow and then along the Kennet & Avon canal back to Reading, over the Chilterns and thence Hatfield. It will take me about 8 days. I am only a leisure cyclist and whilst Act 4 supporters know I have done a long distance cycle before, I am now older and more leisurely therefore it is indeed a challenge for me as many of the mountains are steep.
I am asking friends, family and colleagues to consider sponsoring me for this event. I have two goals – first to complete the cycle and second to meet my personal goal of raising £2,500 for Act 4. I would greatly appreciate your kind consideration by making a donation toward this goal. The reason this sum is my goal is because there is an offer of match funding of the same sum of money to a charity called Thrive www.thrive.org.uk who use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.
As many of you know, this is a personal cause for me because I am a trustee of Act 4; I believe in the ability of our children to positively shape our society's future which is why I have got involved with this charity that uses the engaging media of performance art to teach values and social responsibility to primary age children encouraging them to make a difference.
TO SPONSOR: Visit the Act 4 website homepage www.act4.org.uk and click on the yellow "Make a Donation" text; If you wish to post a cheque then please make payable to "Act 4" and send to Act 4, c/o URC, Darkes Lane, Potters BAr, Hertfordshire, EN6 1BZ; or just respond to this email and I will write your name on a sponsor sheet and we can settle up in the near future.
Please do not feel obliged in any way but thank you for considering the contents of this e-mail.