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A team of fitness fans from Kiddi Caru’s head office has completed the first Race the Sun on the Isle of Wight, cycling and trekking nearly 60 miles across the island and raising £700 in the process for Home-Start UK.
This latest challenge saw the four strong team – the first all girls team to undertake Race the Sun - cycle 45 miles and trek 12 miles from Newport to the Needles, along the coast on the Tennyson Trail and back to Newport.
Last year a team from Kiddi Caru’s Head Office completed Race the Sun in the Brecon Beacons, rowing 3 miles, trekking 8 miles and cycling 47 miles, while in 2015 they undertook the equally impressive Snowdonia Charity Challenge. This involved cycling 40 miles as well as climbing Snowdon and canoeing across Lake Gwynant.
Home-Start helps parents all over the UK to build better lives for their children. The organisation has volunteers based at nearly 300 projects nationwide, who provide support and friendship to more than 32,000 families every year. The money that Kiddi Caru has raised as a company since 2014 has enabled Home-Start to train more volunteers and therefore help more families in need.
Caron Moseley, Marketing Manager at Kiddi Caru, said: “We decided right from the start of our partnership with Home-Start UK that we should also be involved in fundraising as well as our nurseries. I’ve completed all of our challenges and I have to say Race the Sun in the Isle of Wight was the toughest so far because of the heat.
“It was a brilliant feeling reaching the finish line though knowing that we’d raised another £700 for Home-Start UK to add to the £1,500 raised by our previous challenges. It’s amazing to think that so far we’ve cycled, trekked and rowed well over 155 miles and we’re now looking forward to adding to this next year while continuing to raise funds for this amazing charity.”