ITS’ John Everitt is currently training for a 220-mile three-day bike ride, to raise funds for the children’s charity Brainwave and help mark its 30th anniversary.
On June 22 he will be setting off from Brainwave’s North West centre in Warrington and riding south to the charity’s main office in Bridgwater, Somerset.
Forty people in four groups of ten will be cycling approximately 70-75 miles each day. On the first day John and the other riders will leave Bridgwater House in Birchwood, Warrington and travel to Shrewsbury. The following day they will cover Shrewsbury to Monmouth and the final day will involve cycling from Monmouth to Brainwave’s Somerset headquarters, via the old Severn Bridge.
The charity helps children with a brain injury, genetic disorders or developmental delay and covers a range of conditions including autism, Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy. This year it marks 30 years of working with families to deliver individual home-based therapies and exercise programmes that help children achieve their potential. That potential can be anything from a child walking or feeding themselves, to counting or forming sentences.
Brainwave operates from three centres in Warrington, Somerset and Essex, and employs a number of therapists including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Educationalists, enabling them to take a holistic approach to an individual child’s needs.
John describes his commitment to the charity, “I feel this is a way I can support them in the life-changing work that they do. I am hoping you feel the same way and will support them by making a contribution. It costs Brainwave £3,500 to support a child for a whole year, so any donation will make a big difference.”
If you would like to sponsor John and help children with disabilities and developmental delay to achieve their potential and live better lives, please visit his JustGiving page and sponsor him online at http://www.justgiving.com/everitt-john.
More details about Brainwave and the services they provide can be found at www.brainwave.org.uk