Calderdale in Recovery set to cycle the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in support of The Maggie Oliver Foundation

Next month, 10 Calderdale in Recovery (CiR) members will embark on a three-day cycling event – travelling 126 miles from Liverpool to Leeds along the canal towpath. The route will see the team travel through Wigan, Blackburn, Burnley and Skipton before reaching Leeds basin on the final day of the trip – Wednesday 30th March.

The trip has been organised to raise funds for The Maggie Oliver foundation – a charity supporting survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation, helping victims to process their experiences as they rebuild their lives. To date, the Maggie Oliver Foundation has helped over 2,600 abuse survivors and continues to expand its range of specialist support services.

Our 10 riders are all in recovery from addiction, some of whom also have lived experience of surviving abuse. Each rider is aiming to raise £100 for the charity, giving a fundraising target of £1000. Speaking of what this would mean to the charity, ambassador and abuse survivor Kelly Lees said,

“This money is so greatly needed. It will help the Foundation to provide specialist therapy to survivors and make sure they know that they are absolutely deserving of the support and help they so desperately need. So many survivors live in constant fear and the phone calls we make to them are a lifeline”.

Kelly will join the team on the three-day event starting on Monday 28th March 2022.

Please join us in cheering on the CiR team as they undertake their challenge and if you can make a donation, please use the button below and be sure to select The Maggie Oliver Foundation from the dropdown list when prompted. All proceeds will be donated to The Maggie Oliver Foundation. Wishing you all the best on your trip CiR and we’ll see you at the finish line!