Matthew Whittaker is embarking on a one-day Manchester to Brighton cycle to raise money for us.
He will set off on this 270 mile fundraiser at 3am on 15th July, and will be accompanied by three friends who are raising money for their chosen charities as well. Matthew has set himself a £500 target.
“My dad took his life 16 years ago this April after suffering for a long time with mental health problems. There was very little by way of support so I hope to make a small difference to a charity that seeks to help those in need,” Matthew said.
Matthew has racked up some big distances in training, including a 100 mile ride from Stockport to Birmingham via Uttoxeter and Lichfield, and a 165 miler from Morcambe to Scarborough.
We would like to say a big thanks to Matthew for choosing us, and best of luck for the day.
You can donate to his effort here.