Eighteen members of staff from the Tigers Trust team are taking on a Coast to Coast charity Cycle Challenge to help raise funds that will be used to relaunch a Visual Impairment sports session for the local community.
The Cycle Challenge starts on 2nd to 5th May 2019 and the 200-mile route will be from Southport all the way back to the KCOM Stadium, in time for kick off at the Hull City v Bristol City game on Sunday 5th May, where the cyclists will deliver the match ball.
In addition to the Challenge itself our coaches will be facilitating Visual Impairment specialised sessions, in partnership with other football clubs on the route. This will include; Manchester United and we will visit Southport; Manchester City; Everton; Liverpool and Doncaster Rovers.
There are currently no other specialist visual impairment (VI) sports sessions in Hull and East Riding and the Trust believes that sport should be inclusive to all. Therefore, the team are extremely passionate about raising the funds to provide a weekly VI session.
Matt Barr, Project Lead Officer for the Trust and Event Organiser of the challenge commented:
“We are delighted to be representing the Visually Impaired project for the Tigers Trust this year. With so many riders and support we are determined to make an impact and raise funds for vital equipment. It will be hard work with riders of all abilities, but we have a great bunch of people who can’t wait to get cycling.”
Tigers Trust Interim Trust Manager, Marc Ledingham, added:
“This is a massive challenge for members of the team at the Tigers Trust to take on, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their time, effort and commitment to the Challenge. I wish them all the very best of luck and hope all the Club’s supporters get behind them. I would also like to thank those organisations that have already helped support us in some way, especially St Michael’s Youth Club who have kindly helped support us with a mini bus and bikes for the challenge! Money raised will greatly benefit local children, young people and adults in Hull and East Riding that have a visual impairment and will provide them with a fully inclusive sports session for them to enjoy.”
For details on how you can support the Tigers Trust on their Cycle Challenge and to donate, please visit: https://www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/TTCoastToCoast
Updated 22:18 - 17 Apr 2019 by Melvyn Utley
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