Thanks to a very successful Tour of Britain event on Saturday 13 October not only did a large number of people get to see the spectacular race pass through the town, they also had the chance to see Collectively Camberley in full activity mode as they organised another action packed day in Camberley.
Specsavers Camberley seized the opportunity to pedal on the back of this historic event, and local umbrella charity, the Lisa May Foundation (LMF), were able to use the event as a great way to launch their next marquee event.
Lisa May Foundation
LMF are a small locally based charitable foundation that is growing its profile as a charity with a difference. They are an umbrella charity which means they choose to support up to 3-6 small local charities which they not only give donations to, but also raise the profile of those charities.
The founder is Cllr John May a former Mayor who lost his daughter Lisa in the 2004 Tsunami and this year marks the 10th anniversary and LMF wish to continue helping others in Lisa’s name.
Currently the Foundation supports Surrey Young Carers, Parity for Disability and The Prostate Project at Frimley Park Hospital as well as 1-2 other smaller activity projects in the area too.
Next big event – Twin Town Cycle Tour
Their next big event is the Twin Town Cycle Tour, which is a 188.6 mile ride between the two Twin Towns of Camberley & Sucy-En-Brie in France.
Specsavers, Glo Salon, Sakura Spa, Camberley Theatre, The New Diwan-ee-Khas, Dolphin Head & Surrey Heath Borough Council all loved the idea of sponsoring a great challenge and agreed to fund the specially designed kit.
The Surrey Young Carers will benefit from this particular event. The riders themselves all went with LMF to see SYC in action and where the money would be spent. They now wish to raise at least £1000 that would fund one dedicated activity day for up to 60 young carers.
The three intrepid riders Lee Dawson, Joe Whittaker and Fraser Sloan came along with Fundraising Manager Cheryl D’Cruz & volunteer Jess Hills to promote the event, wearing their new sponsored kit on Saturday. They posed for pictures with sponsors, while also handing out flyers to promote their Fundraising page and the free entry prize draw to win one of the very sought after cycling tops.
Cheryl D’Cruz said: 'Without amazing people like our riders and sponsors we could not raise the money we do. It takes special people and much needed sponsorship to even put on on an event like this, which we hope will attract the public to sponsor the team and hear about the work of the Foundation.'
'Our sponsors really help us to reach more people and their extra support form staff on this event has been a huge help to a small Foundation like ours. Being the only staff member of LMF makes putting on bigger events near impossible without local business support from the likes of Specsavers, Glo and all our loyal sponsors who regularly do what they can to help.'
Sponsor the team at Virgin Money Giving.
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To contact LMF please call: 01276 472000