Chairman gets on his bike to raise £25,000 for charity
The chairman of a Stevenage charity is planning to celebrate his 50th birthday by getting on his bike to raise £25,000 for the local community.
Robert Stewart is doing a sponsored bike ride on a tandem with his son Callum, 24, from Cambridge city centre to Stevenage - a 50 mile round trip - to celebrate reaching the milestone and to help mark the 25th anniversary of the Stevenage Community Trust.
He is already well on track as accountancy firm Wagstaffs have pledged £1,000 and he is hoping other local companies will do the same.
Robert said: “My first goal is to raise £10,000 and break the record amount we have ever raised for one event. The second is to raise £25,000 to celebrate the Trust’s 25th anniversary year.
“I know this is going to be an enormous ask but every single penny will go back into the town.”
The Stevenage Community Trust is an independent charitable trust that raises money to improve the quality of life of people living in the borough and its surrounding villages.
The charity hopes to provide £100,000 in grants during its anniversary year to bring the amount donated to local good causes since it was founded to over £1 million.
For more information visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/Stevenagecommunitytrust