- Date published: 10 Aug 2017 by Anna Jackson
50 Rainbow Trust supporters took part in RideLondon on Sunday 30 July, raising an amazing £42,000 for seriously ill children and their families.
The competitors began their 100-mile challenge at the Olympic Park in Stratford, riding through central London into the Surrey countryside and finally completing the route in Westminster. With Rainbow trust cyclists riding quickly and enthusiastic support from Rainbow Trust cheering squads, in Surbiton, Leatherhead and Dorking, the fundraiser was a huge success.
One cyclist Godfrey Haire, a dad from Redhill supported by Rainbow Trust, who is preparing to donate a kidney to his seven-year-old son Henry said:
“This event has been really rewarding for me and everyone else here and I’m sure that the money we have all raised together today will contribute massively towards Rainbow Trust care programs both locally and all across the country.”
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, said:
“It’s great to see our Rainbow Trust supporters taking on the challenge of RideLondon. I would like to thank them and the Rainbow Trust volunteers cheering them on today. We have a care team in Leatherhead which supports local families across the region. All the money raised today will really help us to continue to provide our vital support for families with a seriously ill child.”
Check out some of the amazing photos from the day here.