A former international goalkeeper will officially start the first of a Harrogate architect firm’s two fundraising cycle rides in aid of Disability Action Yorkshire.
S+SA Architects – which has set an ambitious five year £50,000, fundraising target for the Hornbeam-based charity – is staging both a 50km this Friday and a 100km sponsored ride on Friday, September 21.
Former England, Everton and Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn, who has close links with Disability Action Yorkshire, will officially start Friday’s ride, which will see riders following a relatively easy route around the District.
S+SA Architects already has a long-standing association with the charity, having already raised in excess of £5,000 of them via a series of fundraising initiatives including a cycle ride last autumn.
S+SA Architects director Mark Fisher said: “We are delighted that Nigel Martyn will be starting our first ride – and hopefully this will encourage Leeds and Everton fans to support us on the day.
“We have decided to stage two rides – one easy and one challenging – but both will start and finish at Disability Action Yorkshire’s Hornbeam Park headquarters.
“Our association with Disability Action Yorkshire goes back more than a decade, when we drew up the plans for their Claro Road residential care home. This a fabulous organisation and one that was are proud to associate our name with.”
Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive, said: “We are once again very grateful to Mark and the S+SA Architects team for choosing us as their dedicated charity.
“Nigel Martyn is a great friend of Disability Action Yorkshire and I’m so pleased he has agreed to start the first race.
“The on-going support of S+SA Architects means a great deal to us and enables us to continue to support our customers through existing and new projects.”
Riders wishing to take part in the sponsored ride should contact Mark on 01423 856 999, via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page found at https://www.facebook.com/SSADAYCycleRide/