A group of AFC Fylde supporters are embarking on an epic cycling challenge to raise money for two worthwhile causes.
In April, the amateur cyclists will tackle a gruelling 100-mile ride from Blackpool to Wrexham in time for our final National League match of the season at The Racecourse Ground.
Every penny raised from the ride will go to the ‘Aiming Higher’ and ‘Dogs for Good’ charities.
The ride will start on Friday 27th April, setting off from Blackpool Tower, stopping off at Mill Farm and in Liverpool before an overnight stay in Chester ahead of the final leg to Wrexham in fancy dress!
Organiser Craig Wilson said: “Our team of 15 have been training hard throughout the winter and cannot wait for the challenge ahead. The ride to Harrogate last season was a huge success and we are hoping to raise even more this time around.
“We are looking for local businesses who might be able to support our fundraising through sponsorship and we welcome any assistance they can provide. In return we can ensure maximum coverage for their business through our social media activity, press releases and a variety of media opportunities.”
‘Aiming Higher’ helps families with disabled children to enjoy everyday activities. They are a local charity that families trust to provide high quality activities in Blackpool and across the Fylde Coast for disabled children.
Aiming Higher currently work with more than 700 children in the area, however they have a backlog of families that require support and any money raised will help them to reach out to even more families in need.
‘Dogs for Good’ was founded 30 ago by Frances Hay. Disabled herself since a teenager, Frances realised that the bond she had with her own dogs helped to ensure her independence. This inspired her to start a charity to help other adults who live with a disability.
The charity is one close to our hearts here at AFC Fylde. The club adopted ‘Milly’, a Dogs for Good puppy, 18 months ago and we are proud to see her begin her basic training this month.
If you would like to donate to either charity (or indeed both!) please click on the links below.
Facebook – Aiming Higher Charity (look out for the cycling jersey)
Follow us on Twitter – @Fyldeflyers10
For further information, contact Craig Wilson on firstname.lastname@example.org