Burbage Charity Bikes earns Chairman's Award
Burbage Parish Council's 2022 Chairman's Award has been presented to Steve Daly of Burbage Charity Bikes, which upcycles and sells donated cycles to raise money for Cure Leukaemia.
Since January 2020, after being moved by the diagnosis of a young family friend, Mr Daly and his family have raised a staggering £76,000 for the charity, which funds specialist nurses to run clinical trials of new blood cancer drugs.
Mr Daly also received the John Moore Community Vase to hold for a year when he attended the Annual Parish Meeting on March 7 with his daughter Jessica, who started the fundraising for running the London Marathon.
In 2021, Cure Leukaemia named Burbage Community Bikes its Community Fundraiser of the Year.
Parish Council Chairman Cllr Keith Lynch said that, as well as its phenomenal fundraising, the charity's contribution to its home community could not be underestimated: "They got people back out on their bikes during the pandemic. Families on tight budgets were able to go and trade in or up. Giving people the chance to recycle, save some money, get out there on their bike and make a difference with a charity donation all have a really positive impact."
Mr Daly said he was grateful for "a lot of very generous donors and a lot of help from the people of Burbage".
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 16:42 by Parish Council