Parents Plan 194 Mile Ride to Support Chetwynde School
Colin Garnett and Mike Hingley plan to get saddle sore on 29th April as they take on the Majorca 312 sportive, which is a 312km, (194 mile) cycle challenge around the closed roads of Majorca. If you think it sounds like a holiday, think again, as the duo will have to climb over 5000m of ascent, which is higher than Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.
The duo are using the event to raise money for a new nurture room at Chetwynde School as they both have children attending the Primary School and heard that they were raising funds for this much needed facility.
The nurture room project is being managed by Annali Bimpson (Primary SENDco) who told us, “The Nurture Room will act as a place for pupils to go when they are feeling upset or worried. The idea is to buy a log cabin or similar to put within the school grounds so pupils can have a quiet place to gather their thoughts. The room will be furnished with comfy sofas and beans bags to give it a relaxed and calming atmosphere and will be open to any child who needs some time either in a group or 1:1 with a teacher to discuss their worries or upset. The school would also use the room for nurture groups when supporting children with social or emotional difficulties and for play times for those children who struggle to cope with lack of structure outside of the classroom.”
As keen cyclists and members of the Barrow Central Wheelers Cycling Club, Mike and Colin felt that the Majorca 312 event was tough enough for people to support them and help raise money for the school project. They understand that at this time of year lots of local people are taking on personal challenges to raise money for charities and having completed the Fred Whitton themselves, they have the utmost respect for everyone doing ‘The Fred’ or the Keswick to Barrow challenges. This year Colin and Mike wanted to push themselves further and do something different. As Colin puts it, “It’s like doing ‘The Fred’ and then deciding to do another 80 miles!”
If you would like to support Colin and Mike on their challenge and help raise funds for a new Nurture Room at Chetwynde School, please visit their Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chetwynde312