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14th Aug, 2022

A spot of wheely good fine dining to raise funds for charity

A SPOT of wheely good fine dining is set to raise funds for young people living with cancer.

Local charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) has teamed up with Stratford College to host a charity dinner on Thursday June 15 with courses representing a culinary journey from the route of this year’s Tour de France, taking in courses from Germany and Belgium, and naturally France.

The event will provide a boost to the charity’s year-long fundraiser Million Mile Bike Ride in which cyclists across the UK tot up their journeys to reach a collective one million miles.

Its fundraising target of £250,000 will support 21 children’s oncology units throughout the UK by providing bikes and specialist rehabilitation equipment to allow patients to rebuild their strength and confidence.

Keen cyclist and college catering lecturer Dave Saul, came up with the idea for the event, having himself signed up for for the Million Mile Bike Ride.

He said: “I can’t think of a more worthwhile cause than helping children recover from cancer. I’m delighted to be involved not only with the Bike Ride but also with the dinner which will boost CFC funds even further – as well as providing us with what is certain to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening! I’m immensely proud of the students for getting behind the project with such enthusiasm and dedication.”

Fundraising manager Sarah Lakey said: “We are thrilled to be working with Stratford College and it’s fantastic to hear the students are excited to be working on the project. As a charity we give bikes and trikes to children to help with their recovery from cancer, many of which go to children the same age as the students. It really is wonderful for them to give up their time to help children and teenagers living with and beyond cancer.”

Visit www.stratford.ac.uk/event/cyclists-fighting-cancer-pre-tour-charity-dinner/ to book tickets and www.cyclistsfc.org.uk for more details on the charity.

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