Duo cycle to help end child poverty in Milton Keynes

Ryan and Sam
Ryan and Sam

A cycling duo pedalled 1,000 miles to raise over £1,000 for children living in poverty in Milton Keynes.

Ryan and Sam cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End over ten days for MK Community Foundation’s Eat Sleep Play Love campaign – and handed the charity £1,330.

Sam said “There were a few wrong turns along the way but thanks to the support from our friends, family and complete strangers we made it all the way down the country.

“We decided to cycle for MK Community Foundation as it’s the charity for all local charities in MK and we wanted to help children across the city.

“When we finished at Land’s End a couple even gave us a fiver – it’s random generosity like that which helped us carry on when it all seemed too much to handle.”

Julia Upton, Community Foundation chief executive said: “It’s only with the efforts of people like Ryan and Sam that we can continue to support vital causes in MK.

“Every time a donation is made to MK Community Foundation the money goes back into our community.

“By supporting projects working with children in poverty we are working to protect our city’s future.”

The Eat Sleep Play Love campaign is raising funds and awareness of the 12,500 children living in poverty in MK. MK Community Foundation is delivering strategic grants to organisations helping children and families in crisis in MK. This summer £14,700 was awarded to MK YMCA and MK Christian Foundation to support homeless young adults.

into accommodation and provide life skills training to enable them to find work.

If you are looking to complete a challenge of a lifetime, contact the team today to discuss how you could fundraise for the Eat Sleep Play Love campaign on 01908 690276 or emailsarah.surridge@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk