On Sunday 9th April 2017, local charity The CoCo’s Foundation are hosting a charity bike ride to raise £3,000 for orphaned families in The Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa. Donations raised by cyclists and their supporters will go towards building houses and supporting children affected both directly and indirectly by AIDs.
The bike ride will start at 9am from the front of Bluecoat Sports Health and Fitness Gym, based in Christ’s Hospital, with several staff and gym members taking part. It continues the fundraising efforts of the club, which in the last year hosted a range of charity and fundraising evenings for CoCo’s, including a Jive Night, Salsa in the City event and a stall at the club’s popular Fitness Showcase.
Bike ride details
CoCo’s Foundation Charity Bike Ride Challenge 2017 will begin at Bluecoat Sports at 9am on the 9th April and is a 60 mile ride following the Downs Link through the beautiful Sussex countryside.
From Christ’s Hospital the route runs through Bramley and Shoreham, before returning to the club and for cyclists to reach the finish line. To take part, simply contact the charity to register your interest and become a fundraiser via JustGiving.
Sarah Aslin, Front of House and Marketing Manager at Bluecoat Sports says, “We’re very proud to continue to support this wonderful charity and hope to see many turn up on the day with their bikes to improve their fitness and raise money for an excellent cause.
We’re spreading the word online and in house at the club. If you’re able to take part, consider getting involved by riding or supporting a friend or family member taking part. Those supporting can enjoy a tea or coffee in our cafe before welcoming the cyclists back as they cross the finish line”.
The CoCo’s Foundation
Founded in 2011 by Sussex locals, CoCo’s Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds to support building work, food and emotional services for children and young people in Africa, many of whom are orphans.
The group’s registered charity number is 1138100 and you can follow them on Facebook here. For more information or to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.