Peckham Cycle Club, Peckham’s biggest and most inclusive cycle club, are taking on the RideLondon 100 this summer in aid of Cambridge House.
16 riders will cycle 100 miles through London and Surrey on the 29th July, following the 2012 Olympic route as part of Britain’s biggest cycling festival.
Cambridge House sought out Peckham Cycle Club’s help to respond to some of the major challenges facing the community today, including protecting the rights of Windrush citizens and supporting young people at risk of involvement in violent crime, which has soared this year. Demand for our services have increased as other local centres have closed, such as the Crossways Centre in Peckham which closed in 2015 due to funding cuts. Cambridge House Chief Executive Karin Woodley commented:
“We’ve been a community anchor in Southwark since 1889. We were set up to tackle Victorian levels of poverty, and this year we’ve seen some of the biggest challenges in our history. More and more families are struggling to make ends meet, needing specialist help to avoid homelessness and poverty. Meanwhile budgets for local services are getting thinner – that’s why we’re teaming up with Peckham Cycle Club to raise funds for our frontline services.”
Peckham Cycle Club are kicking off their fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal of £10,500. Alex Denise of Peckham Cycle Club said:
“We felt honoured to be approached by Cambridge House to partner with them to raise money to continue the invaluable work they do with South London’s underprivileged communities. As a club, we feel strongly about supporting our local area in offering services that uplift and support those that need it.
Our members have pulled their efforts together to help raise £10,500 to aid the work Cambridge House do. Each member has their own personal goal and we have a team JustGiving page tracking our progress.
Every penny pledged will help build a stronger South London community and give hope and opportunity to those what would otherwise be forgotten.”
With 4 weeks to go, Cambridge House and Peckham Cycle Club are looking to local businesses and fellow Southwark residents to help them reach their goal. Check out our progress at www.justgiving.com/companyteams/PCC.