A group of young people pedalled hard to raise funds for a sensory room to support adults with learning disabilities.
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Members of Caritas Care’s Children’s Council cycled the 21-mile Guild Wheel route in Preston to help raise funds for the charity’s FX Project which is a day service offering individual care and support for individuals with a profound learning or physical disability.
The young team were joined by Caritas foster carers and staff.
Rebecca Hughes, fostering team manager, said: “We are immensely proud of the children for the time and commitment they put into organising and participating in the event.
“It was a very hot day, so was very challenging for them, but they all completed the ride and were all in good spirits throughout the day.
“Everyone received a very genuine thank you and a certificate at the end of the ride. Completing it was a positive achievement for all those that took part and a well organised fund-raising effort on behalf of Caritas Care.
The children were amazing and with the effort of these young people and families we hope to have raised in excess of £400 to go towards the building of the new sensory and photography room at the FX Project, at Bannister House, Preston. We are looking forward to the children being able to present this to the FX project and to have a small celebration in recognition of their hard work.
“The children were initially invited to visit Caritas Care projects and chose which one they wanted to support. When they went to FX and heard about the plans to develop the sensory room, it was a unanimous decision to choose this service.”