Demelza Hospice Care for Children’s cyclist hunt for challenge

Demelza Hospice Care for Children organise a host of fundraising challenges to help provide happy memories to terminally ill children in East Sussex SUS-180928-115240001
Demelza Hospice Care for Children organise a host of fundraising challenges to help provide happy memories to terminally ill children in East Sussex SUS-180928-115240001

A children’s hospice charity has launched its latest cycle challenge and is looking for people from the Mid Sussex area to take part.

East Sussex charity Demelza Hospice Care for Children is looking for volunteers to saddle up for its new cycle challenge, The Italian Job, which is a 225 mile ride set against the backdrop of seven Italian lakes. It is taking place from September, 4-8 2019.

Demelza is the first hospice in the UK to offer this once in a lifetime three-day fundraising cycle, which has been purposely designed to suit all biking abilities.

Events coordinator Emma Cox said: “We are so excited to be able to offer our supporters this once in a lifetime opportunity. Our challenge events always offer a fantastic experience for participants, with The Italian Job bringing breathtaking scenery and views, as well as the Madonna climb if challengers fancy ticking it off their bucket list. We hope lots of individuals and businesses will join #TeamDemelza for this epic adventure.

“People taking part can also ride happy knowing their involvement will be helping children with terminal conditions to build memories with their family, for however long they have together.”

Challengers will need to purchase their own flights, travel insurance and raise £1650 sponsorship, with all money raised helping Demelza to provide specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions.

More information at www.demelza.org.uk/italian-job.