Your Every Life Matters Bikeride
We’ve been reminiscing about last year’s bike ride in Zambia and earlier ones in Malawi, Nepal and elsewhere too. We know many of you have great memories of your adventures. Sadly, there won’t be another epic overseas bike ride challenge any time soon, although the need for them has never been more vital than now.
As lockdown eases up for us in the UK, we can’t forget the poor communities facing a rapid rise of coronavirus cases and the healthcare workers caring for them. Could you take up a local cycle challenge to show your support?
These healthcare workers are on the frontline as coronavirus cases surge in Malawi, Nepal and India. Limited resources are already stretched, finding PPE and equipment to fight COVID adds an extra burden. Dr Vandana at Duncan Hospital, our partner in Bihar, North India wrote:
“In case we run out of PPE supplies we were planning on getting some on our own which is an expensive venture. We were also thinking of other options like using raincoats and washing them and reusing them.”
No health worker should have to save lives wearing only a raincoat as protection from the virus! This shocking option must not become the reality for healthcare workers on the frontline.
Funding is urgently needed for health workers fighting COVID-19 on the frontline.
£100 for six PPE kits
£4.50 for a bucket and soap
£10.00 food parcel for a vulnerable family.
We’re inviting everyone to ‘do what they can’ in your own “Every Life Matters Bike Ride”.
Fundraise your way, set your own goals over 30 days: your target distance and your sponsorship goal. One epic cycle or 30-day challenge. Plan your route, solo or with a socially distanced friend or two. Ask family and friends to sponsor you, keep it easy by setting up a Facebook Fundraiser, or get sponsored on JustGiving.