As ex-member (and president) of Catford Cycling Club, no surprise that I
find myself organising a fundraising event that involves bikes when I joined
the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).
This year the NCT celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since its inception in
1956, the NCT has been the ‘voice of parents’ – helping over 300,000 new
mothers and fathers each year to enjoy the experience of pregnancy, birth
and early parenthood, giving them confidence in being a parent.
The NCT is a charity run BY parents FOR parents and relies on the support of
its volunteers and local community to provide our services (antenatal
classes, breastfeeding support, postnatal support to new parents, drop-in
bumps & babies groups etc).
Our branch needs to fund our student specialist workers: an antenatal
teacher, and a postnatal leader as well as two breastfeeding counsellors. We
want to make our services more accessible to all. It costs about £1000 per
year to put each specialist worker through training.
I am organising a 50K Bike Ride to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary.
The ride through the leafy lanes of Kent is on Sunday 10 September 2006 and
starts at 10.00 from Eldon Hall (Hazlewood Road off Cudham Lane), Cudham
near Orpington. Mark Cope of GS Avanti is helping to design the route.
I would be grateful if you would publicise this event to your members on
your website or by email or in your newsletter. I can also send posters /
flyers / registration forms if you provide a postal address.
Entry is £5. Registration is available on the day however pre-registered
riders are guaranteed a Goody Bag to take away at the end of the event.
Thank you for your support.