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Fundraisers’ stamina is put to test

Tracey Barden, Belinda Clayson and John Manley
Tracey Barden, Belinda Clayson and John Manley

Pedal power helped the Strode Park Foundation push closer to funding a new hydrotherapy pool to help disabled adults and children. A team of six from the charity cycled 70 miles in seven hours at Tesco in the Whitefriars shopping centre in Canterbury. Head of fundraising Tracy Barden says money is still being counted from donations taken on the day but they are expected to raise more than £1,000. Since the appeal for the pool was launched last August they have raised £118,000, with a further £112,000 needed. Tracy said:

“The day went really well. We just kept pedalling. We are pushing hard with our fundraising and it would be lovely to reach our total.”

Staff took it turns to cycle in 20 minute slots while the charity’s chief executive Paul Montgomery pedalled for an hour. For more information on the appeal visit www.strodepark.org.

Herne Bay Gazette, May 29th 2014

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