Paris to Nottingham on a bicycle

09/04/2009

Danielle Beccan Memorial Trust Fundraising Bike Ride - Paris to Nottingham “5 hours there, 5 days back” 13-18 April 2009


 Danielle Beccan Memorial Trust Fundraising Bike Ride - Paris to Nottingham
Danielle Beccan Memorial Trust Fundraising Bike Ride - Paris to Nottingham


Nottingham City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins and colleagues are seeking the support of Nottingham folk once more, for a major fundraising event.

Few people in Nottingham will forget the tragic events of a few years ago when 14 year old Danielle Beccan was tragically killed, as the innocent bystander of a drive-by shooting which marked the worst times of Nottingham’s recent history. Since then The Danielle Beccan Memorial Trust, a charity set up after her death to fund community activities, has raised over £130,000 to fund a Dance Studio and dance activity (Danielle’s favourite past time) and now wants to complete its fundraising in spectacular style. So the cycling “team” has agreed to attempt to cycle from Paris to Nottingham in just five days.

The team is made up of Jon Collins, ex Councillor and previous Leader of the Council, John Taylor, Jill Wilkinson from Education Charity Keys to Success, and a support team from Nottingham City Homes. They will leave Paris on Tuesday 14th April hoping to arrive at the Forest home game against Coventry on Saturday the 18th April 2009.

In July 2007, Jon and John were part of a group which managed to raise over £25,000 through completing the “3 Peaks” challenge in under 24 hours. They hope to raise £10,000 this time. The event has already gathered the support of a number of high profile individuals and organisations in the City.

Attached are details of how sponsorship and gifts can be made in the hope that you will feel able to help us finish the Trust’s magnificent efforts and in so doing establish a lasting memorial to Danielle which will be an inspiration to Nottingham’s young people.

Sponsor them online at www.justgiving.com/cllrjoncollins

 

 

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