Acorn Sponsored Bike Ride – La Grande Finale

12 May

Acorn Sponsored Bike Ride – La Grande Finale

Team Bespoked complete final edition of 100k charity ride

Congratulations to Sally and Gill for successfully completing the 100km bike ride on Saturday. Together, they raised a massive £1200 between them (and counting) for the Acorn Committee in their final year of excellent work helping people with dementia and their carers in the Harrogate and Ripon area.

Since 1999 Acorn has raised £1,150,000.  The charity has donated funding for equipment, facilities and a research fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Rheumatology Department under Professor Emery.  The charity provided start up funding for a service for early onset (working age) dementia in Harrogate, raised funds for a befriending scheme supporting people with dementia,  funded lunch clubs, social activities, singing for fun, outings and holidays for people with dementia and their carers and much, much more…

Sally and Gill had a great day in ‘Team Bespoked’ colours, completing the ride in a time of 4 hours 10 mins, and the weather was very kind. They were great ambassadors for Bespoked Holidays on the day, taking “countless enquiries about their cycling” jerseys and gilets (these are available to buy for guests and non-guests – please just drop us an email if you would like one).

Sally and Gill’s JustGiving websites will be open for a while yet, “so please [make a donation] or of course we take cash… Picture below of us at the end, together with a shot of the goodies provided by the charity for the riders at the end (the other reason we did it of course…)”