Recycling Lives signs up for a wheely good cause

Nine Recycling Livess energetic employees and Residents to take part in the Manchester to Blackpool charity cycle ride next month!

The ride, which takes place annually and covers 60 miles between the Manchester United ground, Old Trafford, and South Promenade in Blackpool, is raising money for cancer charity, The Christie, this year. The Christie Foundation uses charity funds to support services that fall outside the remit of the NHS, such as wig services, research projects and radio pharmacy services.

8,000 cyclists are expected to put their feet to the pedals this year and Recycling Lives is proud to be able to send some of its number along – especially now that two of our lovely Residents, Robert and Daniel, have volunteered to take part! Even though we’re an active charity that’s always looking to raise funds for the work we do, we’re always happy to support the great efforts of other charities such as The Christie in a bid to not only strengthen their fundraising but to strengthen the charity sector as a whole.

In a show of spectacularly good judgment, Derek Wright – Head Chef and Manager of Vincent’s Café on the ground floor of the Recycling Lives Centre – has volunteered to provide free lunch and snacks for all the intrepid cyclists. Our lucky lads and ladies are never ones to turn down good grub, particularly when it’s free and in aid of a very good cause, so a big thank you to Derek and Preston College for that!

And, in a similarly welcome and generous gesture, independent family business and local community supporter, Broadgate Cycles, has loaned Recycling Lives two bikes for our Residents to use, which will give them no excuse for not keeping up with the pack! Another big thank you to the team at Broadgate Cycles for giving our Residents the chance to join in!

Stay tuned to the Recycling Lives website as the date of the bike ride approaches to find out just who’s got the legs to take part and how much we’ve managed to raise for The Christie!