Louise shares details of this mammoth charity ride which departed the Island last week. Ed
2019 sees another amazing charity cycle ride with the ‘Always with D’ team.
They set off from St Thomas Square on Saturday 3rd August and are currently cycling 700 miles to San Sebastian in Spain. The team will be arriving on Monday 12th August, the route including the Col du Tourmalet which was a mountain section in this year’s Tour De France.
The team are riding in loving memory of Darren Andrew who sadly passed away in January 2018. 52-year-old Darren was a sporting enthusiast, who had previously ridden to Santander and Nice with the team.
Show your support
This year the team are raining money for Beaulieu Respite and Breath Easy (see details below), both Island charities that support so many families.
This is located in Fairlee Road, Newport. The charity funds outings, specialist equipment, mini buses, a sensory room, a soft play room and other items “to make our little ones lives that bit nicer”.
Breathe Easy Isle of Wight is the support group based in the Respiratory Department at St Mary’s Hospital.
It is part of the British Lung Foundation and has been established since 2001 helping Patients and their families by holding weekly exercise classes, Tai Chi Sessions, monthly meetings, social events and outings.
They also raise funds for vital equipment that benefit patients who visit the Respiratory Department at St Mary’s Hospital and for on going research into chronic lung conditions carried out at a national level by the British Lung Foundation.