Staff and supporters at First Light will be raising awareness of their valuable work and kickstarting their Spring fundraising with a cycle challenge from Padstow to Bodmin.
The team, including the chief executive, trustees and staff throughout the charity, will be tackling the 22-mile Camel Trail through some of Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside on Saturday 21 April.
Organiser Tiff Gale, MARAC IDVA at First Light said “This challenge is not just about raising money, it is also an inclusive opportunity for the community to get involved in and create awareness of the organisation, highlighting the fantastic work of our very much valued organisation.”
First Light supports more than 4,500 victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Cornwall and Plymouth each year.
The charity goes on to help hundreds of people, including children and young people, rebuild their lives after abuse through counselling and therapy.
During 2018, First Light will be holding a number of community fundraising events that aim to generate much needed funds for their services, as well as raising the profile of the charity.
Tiff said: “Our work is hugely rewarding, especially during the stage when a client begins to move forward with their life and start their new journey.
“By raising money and awareness of our services, we hope to be able to reach even more people in the South West affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.”
The cycle team will be meeting at Padstow at 9am for a 10am start, with plenty of opportunities to stop, recharge and refuel along the route. The aim to reach Bodmin by lunchtime, then returning back to Padstow by 4pm. Participants can cycle the full route or half route finishing at Bodmin.
To support the team with donations, go to their Just Giving Page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundrai…/first-light-trail-riders
To take part, contact Tiff: email@example.com
First Lights is also working to grow its network of fundraisers, volunteers and supporters. To find out more about opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring your own bike and equipment however bikes can be hired at Padstow bike hire and weather dependant you can bring a picnic along to enjoy.
First Light will also be holding an awareness-raising walk later in the year, undertaking the Saints Way from Padstow to Fowey