Martin and Mark have crossed the channel and made their way through the Netherlands to finally reach Brussels yesterday. So far they have raised just short of a fantastic £2,000 for Birmingham Settlement. Martin has been faithfully blogging on their progress, so check out what he has to say about the journey:
Day 1 – The journey to Oxford
Day 2 – A scenic stop in Henley-on-Thames and Windsor Castle
Day 3 – Breaks, bets and ferries
Day 4 – The Dutch coast
Day 5 – The roads of the Netherlands
Day 6 – Joining the professionals
Day 7 – Brussels and the Hilton!
Congratulations to both Mark and Martin who have cycled almost 500 miles to reach Brussels! If you would like to donate to the cause please visit our sponsorship page or contact the office for a sponsorship form.
To see more photos of their journey please follow our Flickr page.
This morning Martin Holcombe, Mark Sargent and Ed Coley left on their gruelling six day bike ride from Birmingham to Brussels in order to raise funds for Birmingham Settlement. A reception at the Centre for the Aston Family involved a treat of Belgian buns and a send off from the children at the Little Settler’s Day Nursery. Leaving today they will be heading from Birmingham through Oxford, London and Amsterstam to finally reach Brussels on Saturday 26th May 2012. We wish them all the best of luck!
Chief Executive Martin Holcombe and Facilities Co-ordinator Mark Sargeant are cycling from Birmingham to Brussels in 6 days from 21st-26th May. You can show your support by sponsoring them here and by encouraging your friends and family to do the same. They’ll be blogging and uploading video along the way so watch this space for further information!
This September staff at Zurich Community Trust will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and they need your support! If you are interested in taking part as a cyclist they would welcome your involvement, but if not then making a donation to the cause would be very much appreciated! Income raised during the event will be split between a group of charities that Zurich are supporting, and Birmingham Settlement are proud to be one of these. For more information please see their website: http://www.z1000m.com.
Zurich Community Trust is working in partnership with Birmingham Settlement’s Ageing Well programme for the next three years, and will be providing funding, as well being involved in the programme’s activities and events.