Pedal power raises £4,000

Shoreham College's charity cycle for Chestnut Tree House children's hospice
Shoreham College's charity cycle for Chestnut Tree House children's hospice

MORE than 200 children and adults used pedal power to raise around £4,000 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

They were taking part in the Downs Link Challenge, organised by Shoreham College Parents’ Association (SPCA), on Saturday, May 11.

People cycled or walked between five and 30 miles between Bramber and Christ’s Hospital.

The event has already raised £45,000 over the past six years, and it is oped the final amount will push the total towards £50,000.

Headmaster Jim Stearns said: “It was fantastic that the weather was kind to us, rewarding those cyclists and walkers and of course the wonderful volunteers who marshalled.

“Thank you to all who took part for making the event so successful and raising so much for such a worthwhile cause.”

The good spirits and humour of all, including East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, was inspiring.

Vicky Thomas, SPCA chair, said: “Thanks to all the sponsors and to everyone who came and had fun on the day. The sun came out and the amazing food from Holroyd Howe caterers topped off a great day.“