8th May 2020
Sponsored cycle ride in aid of BRF
I fancied a challenge and an opportunity arose when Helen Pells said she was looking at ways to raise money for the Yorkshire Association Bell Repair Fund. My challenge is to cycle to all the churches listed in the YACR annual report under Scarborough & District Branch – there are 27 including several that are listed as “unringable”, maybe some of these may benefit from the money I raise!! Hopefully, every tower I visit will be able to participate, whether that be a photo opportunity, a quarter peal while I cycle by, or I ring with them for 10 minutes.
I’ll be starting at Bridlington on Friday 8th May and finishing at Norton-juxta-Malton on Sunday 10th. This coincides with the national celebrations for the 75th anniversary of VE Day when bells should be ringing anyway! I will publish a detailed time line in due course.
The main aim is to raise money so I have opened a “just giving” page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bellrepairride
so please visit the page and pledge generously – I hope my challenge is worthy of a few pounds from you all! I have a target of £300 but let’s see if we can get more. There are over 100 members listed in the district so here’s hoping!
Also it would be good to have some company and even back up support along the way. I am not a racer nor a plodder, more someone who likes to keep moving at a reasonable rate (if you are thinking of cycling with me for part of the ride!!). I will be passing your church so let’s make some plans. If you would like to ring a quarter peal and need some help, please contact Anne Deebank, who has offered to co-ordinate the ringing efforts.
So please get sponsoring and let your friends know as well More details nearer the time of the ride.
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