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We are needing at least 10 people to sign up for the challenge as part of the West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre charity entry.
What is Nightrider?
Nightrider is a fantastic way to discover a city by bike whilst raising funds for charity. Routes are chosen that will enable you to see all the highlights the city has to offer. There is full support, including medical and mechanical back up, as well as regular break stops throughout the night. Here you'll find snacks, water and toilets. At the halfway point there's tea and cake. And at the finish you can expect a cheer in and a well-earned breakfast and medal.
The route is all on road and is fully sign-posted. You can choose from a 50km or 100km route. Nightrider is designed as a fundraising cycle ride; it is not a sportive and it is not timed.
There are three cities and three dates.
Glasgow 19/20th May
London 9/10th June
Liverpool 14/15th July
Each person needs to be able to raise at least £175 in sponsorship as the cost of the centre entering is £1750 which of course needs to be covered.
If you are interested, get in touch with Joanne as soon as possible so that she can register with Nightrider for a charity place. Joanne can be contacted on 0113 263 7375 or via email Joanne_ms_rawdon@yahoo.co.uk
If you'd like to see more background to this event and that of previous events see Nightrider
Many thanks to all at Morrisons Horsforth, once again for donating another staggering £513.14 to our charity collection last Wednesday/Thursday 4/5 October!
Your continued support and the work of our volunteers never fails to amaze us!
It was with heavy hearts that we learned the news of Martin's passing.
Martin was a very active supporter and volunteer at the Centre. Alongside his many contributions and donations he will be perpetually remembered for his skills in manufacturing games and other diversions for the annual fundraising barbecues.
Martin's funeral will be held at Rawdon Crematorium on Wednesday 18th October at 11:00 am. Following the service there will be a celebration of Martin's life at Bramley Villagers Club, Broad Lane, Bramley. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Joanne on 0113 263 7375.
Martin's death is a great loss to his family and friends at the Centre and will be greatly missed.
Many thanks to all at Morrisons Horsforth once again for donating another amazing £545.98 to our charity collection last Wed/Thu 13/14 September!
Those massive efforts by our steadfast band of collectors and of course those who donate so generously are greatly appreciated by everyone involved at the centre.
Thank you all yet again!
Maybe we can thank the unseasonable rains for spurring the good folks of Horsforth to go shopping instead of sunbathing! Whatever the reason, we had a magnificent holiday collection. Many thanks once again to all at Morrisons Horsforth for donating another £459.44 to our charity collection last Mon/Tue 07/08 August and no little thanks to our trusty collectors too!
Many thanks to all at Morrisons Horsforth for donating another amazing £605.51 to our charity collection on Thurs/Fri 27/28 July!
Many thanks to all at Morrisons Horsforth for donating another amazing £563.46 to our charity collection last Tuesday/Wednesday 20/21 June. Thanks again for your continued support!
To get some idea of what the brothers endured click on the link below.
As Josh points out; despite treating the number of people we do, the centre receives no funding from the government or any large sustained donations, every penny the centre earns is from donations, which is why your generosity is greatly appreciated, especially now more than ever.
The centre used to share a patch of land with a large business which would let us use part of it rent free. But unfortunately that business burnt down and we had to move; the business paid the rent of our new premises for 3 years while the centre got back on its feet. That time has now come to an end and the centre must now fundraise an extra £30,000 a year on top of normal running costs just to keep the centre open.
Hundreds of people every week rely on the centre for treatment and without the generosity of the public, we would not be able to provide the services we currently can. So thank you for taking the time to read this and for helping to keep a brilliant charity going.
With nearly £1000 collected already, help them reach their target of £1500 by donating on their JustGiving page.
No, Dave's carers - Lee and Loran - did the scary bit by leaping 1800 feet out of a plane attached only by bits of string to a bit of canvas* all in aid of the Centre and it's continuing bid to raise funds.
Their pluck raised over £1,200 and Dave has the honour of marking his mark on the board.
Well done to all concerned and a grateful thanks to all who contributed.
*it was all undertaken with professional supervision and instruction and approved equipment was used throughout.