24th August, 2017
On August 19th the Cambridgeshire group of the Trail Riders Fellowship pulled off a great fundraising event in aid of Headway Cambridgeshire. In solidarity with people who suffer motor cycle and other road traffic accidents and with the equestrian riders who share their routes they chose us as the focus for their endeavour.
Delaying only long enough for a quick bacon butty, the forty-strong riders set off from the Essex border to Hunstanton, on a route that took in as many green lanes and by-ways as possible.
After a quick bite at the seaside town they turned for home, completing the 250 mile challenge in time for sundown and a well-earned beer.
The team are on track to raise a mighty £1000 for us.
Austin Willett the Chief Executive of Headway Cambridgeshire says;
“We are hugely grateful for the support of the Trail Riders Fellowship who undertook an amazing fundraising effort for us last year and have followed this up with another ride to raise money for us. They are an inspiring group of people who combine their love of trail biking with a desire to make a difference for people in their community. Without the help of people like this we would not be able to continue to provide brain injured people with the vital support they need.”
Our thanks go to all the riders and their supporters (and to Tesco for providing the food) for helping to make the event such a great success.
“ I struggled with a lot of issues, especially how I felt my father’s personality had changed and Headway Cambridgeshire helped me a lot at that time in my life. They made me feel much less alone and I’ll always be grateful for that. ”