Business backing for charity cyclists
3:05pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A BARRY Island cafe owner has urged fellow businesses to back a team cycling to the Rock of Gibraltar in aid of charity.
Marco Zeraschi has pledged to sponsor Action For Children fundraisers 10p a mile for their 1600-mile journey.
Firefighters Mark Potter and Mark Butler, both 44, HGV driver Neil Goodrich, 48, and pest controller Matthew Price, 28, will pedal south vehicle-supported by Mark’s wife Lin, 47, who is a support worker for the charity.
The team hope to cycle around 100 miles a day, leaving the resort on Friday, September 6.
Marco, 54, said: “I’d like to start the ball rolling with a bench mark of support for them.
"It works out at £160, but if other local businesses could even do a penny a mile or even half a penny a mile it would work out at £8.
“It would be a good incentive for them to do more miles.
“It’s all for a good cause and every little helps.”
He added: If they’ve got to pay €50 to go to Gibraltar I’ll do that for them if the Spanish won’t give to charity.
“Barry is famous for being a charitable town.”
Action For Children supports disadvantaged children in the community, giving them opportunities for life and working alongside families to give them respite.
The charity relies on donations to carry out its vital work.
To sponsor the team, visit www.justgiving.com/ridefortyrobin
Text giving, MNMM99 and a suggested amount of £2 to 70070.
www.facebook.com/thegibraltarchallenge. Twitter @gibraltar2013
Sponsor forms are also available at Marco’s Cafe, Barry Island.