PEOPLE are invited to take part in a cycle ride which will raise desperately-needed cash to support children affected by domestic abuse.
IDAS, the domestic abuse charity for York and North Yorkshire, will be running a sponsored cycle ride on Sunday, May 28. The charity, which supports thousands of people each year, says the money raised will help fund services for children which the charity says are underfunded and in high-demand.
People can choose either a 25-mile or 50-mile route. The routes are planned on quiet roads with stops along the way and snacks and water provided and start from Rowntree Park by the River Ouse in York.
The 25-mile route will pass through Beningbrough Hall, where people can plan a picnic stop if they wish, with the more challenging 50-mile route making its way towards Castle Howard.
There will be a launch party at Rowntree Park on Sunday, May 28, which will involve activities including music and cake.
Sarah Hill, chief executive of IDAS, said: “IDAS have supported over 4000 people in the last year, including 3000 families. Children’s workers can help a child or young person to learn how to cope following domestic abuse and work through their feelings helping them to move on with their lives.
“The cycle ride is an important fundraising and awareness-raising event for IDAS. Every person who takes part will tell their friends and family helping to get the message out there that there is support available, as well as raising money for children’s services.”
To register for the bike ride, visit the IDAS website, idas.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/, you can also donate by texting IDAS17 and the amount that you would like to contribute to 70070. For more information, visit; idas.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org