Teachers jump in the saddle for NSPCC - The Rugby Observer

Teachers jump in the saddle for NSPCC

Rugby Editorial 15th Jul, 2020   0

TEACHERS from Rugby have got on their bikes in aid of the NSPCC.

Avon Valley School assistant headteachers Laura Bindley and Katie Collins took on a 300km cycling challenge with the aim of raising £500 for the children’s charity – which they have already passed with over £700 currently raised.

The duo, neither of who are seasoned cyclists, are updating the school’s Instagram account with photos of their cycling exploits as they steadily clock up the miles.

And they have had plenty of messages of support from their students, colleagues, friends and family.

The pair said: “As secondary school teachers we fully understand the vital role the NSPCC plays in keeping young people and children safe.

“We both wanted to commit to a challenge that would completely take us out of our comfort zone, both physically and mentally. We’re really pleased to have beaten our fund-raising target and the donations have inspired us to keep going.”

School headteacher Alison Davies added, “It’s brilliant to see two members of staff taking on this challenge. Laura hasn’t ridden a bike since she was a teenager, and it’s been over nine years since Katie took to the road on a bike. I wish them all the best with the fund-raising efforts.”

The fund-raising pair’s chosen charity, the NSPCC, is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. The charity use donations to visit schools to teach children that abuse is never ok, to run a helpline, to offer therapeutic services and to campaign for change that will protect children.

Visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/MrsCollinsandMrsBindleys300kmin30days to donate to Laura and Katie’s fund-raising pot.


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