Cycle Team Takes To Road In Fundraising Effort
A team including people linked to North East financial advisers Carterbar took part in the Coast to Coast cycle ride to support efforts to help young people in Middlesbrough.The sponsored team comprised Arthur Dornan, Managing Director of the Billingham company, Gary Cox, husband of Operations Director Suzanne Cox, and Dave Wherritt, husband of Senior Administrator Gill Wherritt.
They were part of a team of 14 people tackling the 150-mile route to raise money for the youth groups at Sue and Gill’s church, the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary the Virgin Nunthorpe, in Middlesbrough.
The women help run the groups, which provide activities for more than 100 young people in the Nunthorpe area. The work also reaches out into local schools. The ride raised more than £4,000 for the groups.
The cycle route was opened in 1994 and runs from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to the North East coast and has an average of between 12,000 and 15,000 cyclists completing it every year. The team finished at Hartlepool.
Arthur Dornan said: “I have not cycled regularly since my youth but was persuaded to take to the saddle again for this good cause. The reason we took on the challenge is to support the excellent work done by these community groups. I was inspired when I heard the work that they do and everyone taking part was keen to support them.”
If you would like to support the team, you can do so at http://www.justgiving.com/nunthorpepcc