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Supporter cycles 500 miles for children and young people

Lockdown has presented a range of challenges for all of us, not least the difficulties in getting out and about. St Christopher’s supporter Daniel Poulter decided to use his time to cycle 500 miles before July to raise funds to support our young people.

Daniel said: “When coronavirus began I heard about staff going above and beyond their usual workload to support young people. This prompted me to ask questions and learn more about the charity. I have two children of my own which made me realise how important the dedication of staff is. My partner works for St Christopher’s and I have seen first-hand her passion and love for St Christopher’s.”

Daniel says he enjoyed the experience and valued the impact it would have for St Christopher’s young people. “I am fairly new to cycling but it has allowed me to exercise without further damaging my knees. I am waiting on two knee replacements after spending far too many years attempting to play football so this challenge was certainly something that pushed my capabilities.

“I am very proud that I was able to complete the 500 miles and even managed to complete my first one day 100 mile cycle during it. An amazing £1,037 has been so kindly donated so far by people that wanted to support St Christopher’s.”

Daniel would recommend the experience to anyone who would be interested in supporting St Christopher’s work, even if they weren’t up to cycling such a distance!

“If you are considering raising money for St Christopher’s then I would say go for it. The staff have been very supportive and they do amazing work for young people.”

Thank you so much to Daniel for his fantastic support of our work. If you would like to take on a challenge to raise money for the children and young people we support, contact the fundraising team today.