Countdown to Cycle to Cannes

Published: Friday 1st March 2013

Fundraisers for Coram taking part in the Broadgate Estates Cycle to Cannes 2013 cycling endurance event are switching to a higher gear as the 1,500km challenge draws closer

cyclists ready for the challengeFollowing the final rider briefing at Coram, 80 riders will set off on Thursday, 7 March from London's City Hall, arriving at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes six days later on Tuesday,12 March.

They aim to raise more than £200,000 for Coram and four smaller charities.

Better chances for children

Carol Homden, Chief Executive of Coram, said:

"The funds raised will help us to find and prepare adoptive parents who can provide safe, loving and permanent homes for children who need it most, as well as give school children skills to make healthier choices in life.

Thanks to the commitment of everyone involved, we can better the lives of thousands more children. We wish the riders the very best of luck for this event.”

Building on success

Last year's ride supported two of Coram’s key services, adoption and Coram Life Education. Money raised helped Coram to transform more children's lives meaning that:

  • 10 children living in care will have the chance of a better future through Coram finding and preparing new adoptive parents, who can go on to provide the safe, loving and permanent home these children desperately need
  • 30 adopted children and their families will receive a lifetime of support from Coram, so that we can be there for them whenever they need our help
  • Up to 10,000 children will be helped to develop the skills they need to make healthier life choices through Coram Life Education, the UK's leading drug and education school programme

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