As we see the green shoots of being able to safely meet up in group activities again, local solicitor Liz Foggin and her husband Matt are raising funds for the Formby Befriending Scheme to support these activities by cycling 970 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats over just nine days.
The Deloitte Ride Across Britain takes place between 4 – 12 September and sees around 1,000 cyclists taking on the iconic route.
“The common goal of reaching John O’ Groats together creates a very special type of camaraderie,” says Liz Foggin. “No matter what type of cyclist you are, you can talk to anyone on the ride and say: ‘How are you or how is your day?’
“We are all social animals and the additional isolation created by the covid pandemic has most certainly added to the challenges that many people face as they advance in years. All sponsorship raised from our ride will go directly to the Formby Befriending Scheme in helping local residents combat loneliness so that people can also ask them – how are you and how is your day?”
Liz and Matt have paid fully for the ride themselves. This means that every donation goes straight to supporting Formby & Hightown residents. Every penny of sponsorship will also encourage both Liz and Matt as they turn their pedals on the arduous journey. Liz will be blogging the ride on her Autumn Years Law Facebook page, which you will be able to follow daily during the event. If it’s anything like last time do expect tears, exhaustion and the drama of will she or will she not make it?!
To make a donation please go to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MattnLizzieFoggin
To follow the ride between 4th to 12th September go to: www.facebook.com/AutumnYearsLaw