I have just returned from a 500k cycle ride through the heat, humidity and mosquito infested jungle terrain of Vietnam and through into Cambodia to raise funds for Leeds Children’s Charity.
It was difficult cycling in 35 degrees each day and especially humid in Vietnam but much drier in Cambodia. The local children were always pleased to see westerners cycling past – all shouted hello as we passed, and high fives; they were especially interested in tall people like me! The children were always very happy despite having little in the way of possessions – just had the basics of clothing, food, water and shelter. To see photos of the trip, please go to http://www.tonysbikeride.com/
Almost 2 years ago I cycled 500k across the Zambian bush to raise money to build schools for the local kids it felt so good to be able to make a difference thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues that I felt I should do something similar, but this time for the under privileged kids of Leeds, my home city. I am supporting the Leeds Children’s Charity who take local under privileged kids away on a week’s holiday to Silverdale near Morcambe – all the more poignant as this is where my own grandma used to go when she was a child almost 100 years ago.
I’ve already raised over £1,500 and it would be great to get this total to £2,500 to support the vital work of the Leeds Children’s Charity. Can you please please help this local and very worthy cause.
To support Tony, please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Tony-Passmore1 to help raise funds for disadvantaged children of Leeds.
Tony Passmore is Managing Director of More Ability, part of the Passmore Group.
Posted by LCC on 5th Feb 2013
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