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BAPS Charities raises funds for Barnardo’s with 30-Mile Challenge

Over 100 enthusiastic cyclists took the BAPS Charities 30-Mile Cycle Challenge on Sunday 15 August 2010 to raise money for Barnardo’s and various other local charities.


Over 100 enthusiastic cyclists took the BAPS Charities 30-Mile Cycle Challenge on Sunday 15 August 2010 to raise money for Barnardo’s and various other local charities. Tagged ‘Get on Your Bike’, the event ran across Red Ways around the picturesque setting of WillenLake in Milton Keynes, providing a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together and make a difference.

The event was a continuation of the support BAPS Charities has provided to Barnardo’s over the year. Earlier, in April, they raised £25,000 for Barnardo’s when 3,500 runners and walkers from around the country took the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge. The money raised will go towards helping disadvantaged children with learning disabilities and other worthy causes.

The Cycle Challenge was open to everyone over the age of 14, with a £20 registration fee covering both bike and helmet hire as well.

Divya Patel, 28, from Southend-on-Sea, shared: “It was a fantastic day out – fun, healthy, and extremely gratifying with the knowledge that we were helping children and young people less fortunate than us.”

Barnardo’s Director of Fundraising, Liz Cox, said: “Barnardo’s is delighted and proud to be working with BAPS Charities once again and their support is invaluable in helping the charity continue its work with children, young people and their families through its projects in communities across the UK.”

BAPS Charities volunteer Kamlesh Patel added, “BAPS Charities shares Barnardo’s vision of believing in children and this is just a great way of helping ensure that our country’s children get all the opportunities they deserve – especially the very needy ones.”

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