The Children's Centre
fundraising challenge supported by Steam Packet Company once again
THE Isle of Man Steam Packet
Company is again supporting a charity challenge which will see a team of
fundraisers cycle almost 1,000 miles through Britain.
The Children's Centre is offering Island residents the chance to join the
Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge in July. The 9 day
journey will raise money for the Manx charity which develops, manages and
pioneers community initiatives and services aimed at enabling children,
young people and families to realise their full potential.
Each team member must pay a ₤95 registration fee and then either raise
₤1,300 for 'The Children's Centre' or ₤750 for the charity plus a personal
contribution of ₤550 to cover costs.
The Steam Packet Company is supporting by assisting with the cost of the
team's travel to and from the UK.
Fiona Dawson, Chief Executive of The Children's Centre, said:-
"Starting in Cornwall and following a route through Dartmoor, the Welsh
border, the Lake District and Scotland to the finishing point at John O'Groats, this is an amazing cycling adventure. It is a tough challenge, but
also a fabulous way to see stunning scenery, and 1 of the most rewarding cycling experiences the rider will ever have.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's assistance with travel for this
challenge helps reduce the cost of taking part and on behalf of The
Children's Centre I'd like to thank the company for renewing its much valued
An experienced leader will cycle with the team and be on hand to help with
any bike problems during the challenge, which runs from 30 June to 10 July
There will also be a back up van carrying a spare bike and spare parts, so
that repairs can be made enroute.
The Children's Centre's fundraising team will give advice and support on
every aspect, including fundraising, kit and physical fitness; the
challenge requires a reasonable level of fitness, so pre-event training is
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said:- "We've been
pleased to support The Children's Centre for many years, assisting with
fundraising projects to continue its extremely valuable work in the Isle of
Riders will need physical determination and dedication to fundraising to
complete this major challenge, and I wish everyone who takes part the very
best of luck."
for details about joining the LEJOG challenge.