Manchester's Mobikes Get the Ride of Their Lives in Wonderful Week Charity Bike Ride
Published by Elliot Green in Wonderful
Manchester locals Simon Liddiard and Dennis Glanzig will be riding from Manchester to Liverpool and back, on Mobikes, in order to raise funds for community project Veterans Garage. Joining the likes of Phil and Julie Neville, they'll be taking part in The Wonderful Week, throwing their support behind the Wonderful fundraising platform.
Between the 2nd and 10th September, the teammates Simon Liddiard and Dennis Glanzig have pledged to cycle, using Mobikes, approximately 60 miles from the centre of Manchester to Liverpool's Albert Dock and back. They will be raising funds for Veterans Garage a social enterprise that aims to support ex-servicemen and women across the North West by creating a social hub, offering support and advice services and providing facilities to learn new skills, whilst also working to alleviate some of the loneliness and isolation of the older generation.
Speaking on his involvement in The Wonderful Week, Simon Liddiard comments: We're excited to take part in the inaugural Wonderful Week, raising much-needed funds for Veterans Garage, a community project which is close to our hearts. My reasons for supporting the project stem from a growing appreciation of the social and mental challenges faced by ex-servicemen and women when they leave the forces. Growing up in a military household, I've witnessed first-hand the effect this can have on mental health. Knowing that Veterans Garage will receive every last penny that's donated makes our efforts all the more worth it.
Wonderful.org is free from administration costs and card processing fees thanks to the support of corporate sponsors. Kieron James, founder of wonderful.org, said: What's great about The Wonderful Week is that it allows people to get together and have fun, be it by cycling, baking, or even shaving their heads, knowing that every single penny they raise goes to the causes they care about. We're delighted to have Simon and Dennis on board for the first Wonderful Week, to raise more money for worthy causes like Veterans Garage.
Dan Redshaw, co-founder of Veterans Garage, added: Our aim is to build a hub for Military Veterans and the local community to come together, creating a facility that can serve as a venue for unique events that can raise funds and awareness for local causes. The Garage will ultimately provide a meeting place for car, motorcycle & scooter enthusiasts, complimented by a classic car & motorcycle restoration facility which is run by and for North West Veterans to fund an on-site PTSD support centre. We rely on the generosity of the public to help get our project off the ground, so to be involved in The Wonderful Week really is wonderful!.
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The Wonderful Organisation is a non-profit organisation funded entirely by philanthropic Corporate Sponsors. It does not charge charities for its service or take money from fundraisers, sponsors, or Gift Aid contributors (the HMRC scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers). No deductions are made to cover operating costs, card processing fees, etc. These costs are met by the Wonderful Organisations Corporate Sponsors.
Founded in September 2015, Veterans Garage is a community project aiming to restore a grade 2 listed building into a base for a classic car and motorcycle restoration project, to support veterans suffering from combat stress whilst tackling the problem of loneliness and isolation of the older generation. The charity will create a welcoming environment for veterans of all ages to come together, raising money and awareness for victims of combat stress around the North West and across the UK.
Mobike is the world's first smart, dock-free bike share platform that solves the short distance connectivity problem in cities. Mobike uses a unique patented bike design and a smart lock system, combined with a simple smartphone app to bring you greater access to bicycles and convenience when you need it the most. Mobike's mission is to reduce traffic congestion and to contribute to greener and smarter cities.