Wheels for Meals challenge
Sarum Vision were once again proud to organise a charity bike ride to support our community. For the second year running the Sarum Vision charity bike ride has proved a huge success in raising £4230 for the Salisbury food bank. This year the team nearly doubled in size with a nine man strong team. Participants travelled from all over the country to take support the cause and completed a route of over 160 miles over two days taking in some of the best sights Hants, Wilts and Dorset has to offer. The ride started in Salisbury on the first day travelled through the New Forest to Lymington and along the coast to Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck. The second day returned to Salisbury via Corfe Castle, West Lulworth and the North Dorset Cycleway.
It was an honour to support a local cause the Salisbury food bank, https://salisbury.foodbank.org.uk/. As in the previous year, the value of donations made on our GoFundMe page was matched by Sarum Vision, effectively doubling the contribution made to the foodbank. The Salisbury food bank does an incredible job helping our community and we felt donating funds would make a timely and tangible impact for those struggling in these difficult times. Hearing familiar stories of how some parents are going without to make sure their children had enough food to eat, is simply heartbreaking. No one should have to make such a sacrifice.
Mr Matt Wakefield, one of the organisers and Consultant Specialist at Sarum Vision said, “ We are so thankful to everyone that supported our challenge, with your help we have raised over £4000 for the Salisbury food bank. We were so lucky with the weather, days before, the forecast was looking bleak ”. Mr Naeem Haq the other organiser and also a Consultant Specialist at Sarum Vision added, “I am delighted that the charity ride is going from strength to strength. The ride went very smoothly despite the larger group and we only had one puncture! We are so grateful to all those that donated and we’re already looking forward to next year!”