On Sunday 16th September, we were proud to host 50 enthusiastic cyclists who took to the Surrey Hills for our annual HOPE100 Bike Ride (previously known as London to Hayling Island.)
The 100km circular route, which started and ended at Surrey Research Park, guided them through the likes of Farnham, Blacknest, Liphook and Haslemere, and included some (well-earned!) refreshment stops in the idyllic country pubs, The Jolly Farmer and The Deer’s Hut, along the way. Despite some challenging hills left to the last leg of the route, everyone who took part did an amazing job (with one even finishing in just 3 hours!)
It is thanks to people like our HOPE100 cyclists, who are up for a challenge and want to make a difference whilst doing it, that we are able to help vulnerable children in Southern and Eastern Africa to build futures that they can see hope in. Together they raised over £15,400 in support of our Child Headed Households Programme, which specifically reaches children who are living without the support of a parent or guardian.
When our HOPE100 cyclists were tackling the Surrey Hills, they were also riding for hope and change for these children. THANK YOU to all of them for making the special effort to take part and for their continued support.
With special thanks to Surrey Satellites Technology Ltd and the Ace Support Teams for their help on the day, and to our kind supporter who generously agreed to match the first £6,000 raised through HOPE100.
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