The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will be supporting an off-Island cycling fundraiser organised by local charity, The Children’s Centre.
The event will see a group of local fundraisers travel to France tomorrow (30.06.22) , where over the course of seven days they will cycle in excess of 400 miles across the Route des Grandes Alpes, taking on several iconic Tour de France climbs, including Mont Ventoux.
The Steam Packet Company will be supporting the charity event by offering free return travel to and from the Island. The ride aims to raise over £20,000 for the charity, which provides community and family support services across the Isle of Man, including educational and adventure-based activity programmes for children and their families.
Brian Thomson, Managing Director at the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, said: ‘We are pleased to be supporting this important local charity with their overseas cycling fundraiser. The funds raised will support many families across the Isle of Man, and we wish everyone taking part the best of luck!’
Jane Howland, Fundraising and Development Manager at The Children's Centre, added: ‘‘We work closely with more than 150 children each week, every week. Our services are independent and fully funded by public donations and fundraising events such as this. Following the pandemic and a couple of challenging years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of referrals and the need for our services. The funds raised from this trip will go a long way in helping us to support many more children, young people and families across the Isle of Man. We are very grateful to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, our volunteers, and of course our fundraisers for making this trip possible.’
To find out more about The Children’s Centre, and how you can support the charity, visit: https://www.thechildrenscentre.org.im/