With only 6 weeks to go until the Rapha Manchester to London ride I wanted to let you all know that my charity fundraising page is live and also highlight the cause that we are supporting (there are over 200 of us signed up now!)
“In September I will be riding 220 miles from Manchester to London through the heart of England in one of the most demanding and rewarding events of the year, raising money for Ambitious about Autism.
Now in it’s fourth year, the Manchester to London challenge will see 300 riders setting off from the Manchester Velodrome at dawn, riding down the spine of the country through the Peak District, Midlands and the Chilterns before finishing at Ambitious about Autism’s TreeHouse school in Highgate, London. Over the past three years the ride has raised over £770,000 in support of the charity and this year we want you to help us reach one million.
Here’s a little more about Ambitious about Autism, the charity benefitting from your generosity and kindness.
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College we offer specialist education and support.
Ambitious About Autism was founded as TreeHouse in 1997. It was founded as a specialist school for children with autism, with 5 pupils and based in a borrowed room in the Royal Free Hospital in North London. Since then, Ambitious About Autism has been growing and developing into the national charity it is today, which provides services and influences policy. We moved to Muswell Hill, north London, in 2004, and moved into our purpose designed building – The Pears National Centre for Autism Education in October 2008.
Our ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.
Your support is greatly appreciated by myself and those working for Ambitious About Autism.”