16th August 2021
By Sophie Mills
In the past we’ve jingled all the way from Chorley Town Centre to Rivington Pike and back; a 15 mile walk dressed as Santa for Derian House’ own Jingle All the Way III.
Last year when Covid-19 struck we decided to have a go at some more fundraising for our local Chorley children’s charity with the members of the team who are follically challenged leaving their hair and beards to grow out for a whole month, whilst other team members shaved their hair and beards off.
For our latest adventure our determined, amateur cyclists are pedalling their way along the popular Way of the Roses route. Cycling across beautiful landscapes including the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds, taking in all the history of the Roses along the way. Based on minor roads, disused railway lines and specially constructed cycle paths, it poses quite a challenge with some hard climbs—the highest point being over 1,312 feet (400 m). The team have been practicing weekly, checking that the gel paddings and cushioned saddles work.
Derian House helps children and young people, whose lives are too short, to make happy memories in an environment of fun, respect and above all, high quality care. They provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West. Derian House is a charity close to our hearts which we are proud to be fundraising for.
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