Fundraisers cycle more than 300 miles to raise money for Bromley charity
PUBLISHED: 12:35 06 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:35 06 June 2014
A team of cyclists have raised more than £16,000 for a charity named after a nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy.
The 18 fundraisers cycled from the Hook of Holland on May 23, through Germany, finishing in Brussels on May 27.
They raised a total of £16,795 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation in Bromley, which will be put towards setting up a specialist physiotherapy centre in Bromley Common.
The cyclists paid their own way on the trip with the help of Bermondsey print company SPM Print, who paid for a van, two volunteer drivers and the back up expenses for the four days, meaning that every penny raised when to the charity.
Organiser Dean Keable said: “This year the new centre will open in Bromley, so we joined together to raise money for The Foundation by cycling over 300 miles from Holland to Germany and back through Belgium.
“We had a great time doing it and all for a great cause.”
Charity officer Anita Catchesides added: “We are so grateful for their support and efforts cycling across Germany, raising the profile of the work we are doing to help local disabled children and young people in our community. They have done a fabulous job raising funds.”
To donate towards the cycle ride please visit justgiving.com/teams/FF2014. For more information about the Freddie Farmer Foundation please visit www.freddiefarmerfoundation.org.uk.