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Betley Bike Curious

Betley Bike Curious 2019

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[p]Hi, thank you for visiting our page.[/p][p]Betley Bike Curious is an annual charity bike ride which raises money for well deserved charities which have a distinct connection to the participants of the ride and the local community.[/p][p]This year’s ride is being held to raise money for the [b]Midlands Air Ambulance[/b], [b]Manna House[/b], [b]St. Luke's Hospice[/b] and [b]Early Intervention Team[/b] via sponsorship raised by the cyclists and anyone who wants to help.[/p][p][i][u]St. Luke's Hospice[/u][/i][/p][p][i]Since 1988, St Luke’s has been providing palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. Last year they supported over 1,000 local people with a huge range of support from end of life care on our ward to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness. They are a charity and were established following a fundraising campaign in the mid 1980’s which was championed by local people, and 30 years later we continue to be supported in this way. In fact, nearly 85% of their care is funded by donations.[/i][/p][p][i][u]Midlands Air Ambulance[/u][/i][/p][p][b][i]Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties:[/i][/b][i] Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. The charity also provides secondary cover to the surrounding areas, such as Warwickshire and mid Wales. Since 1991, the charity has responded to [/i][b][i]more than 50,000 missions [/i][/b][i]averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. [/i][/p][p][i]The charity’s three aircraft each carry a crew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional airbases, 90 per cent of the region is within reach within eight minutes.[/i][/p][p][i]If a patient reaches hospital within the Golden Hour (60 minutes after their injury) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation.[/i][/p][p][i]What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. [/i][b][i]Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500[/i][/b][i] and in excess of [/i][b][i]£9 million[/i][/b][i] is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.[/i][/p][p][i][u]Manna House[/u][/i][/p][p][b][i]Manna House is a drop-in for the homeless and vulnerable within Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area and is based at the Baptist Church in Hanley. [/i][/b][i]In March 2005 a small group of volunteers got together to set up Manna House: "We began serving a hot meal every Thursday night and it soon became apparent that the needs of our 'street dweller' visitors were greater than we first thought. We began to offer clean, dry clothing, toiletries and a lunch bag for the following day. We received funding for a shower and an anonymous donor gave us sleeping bags and blankets to also pass on. We registered as a charity and extended our service provision to include a morning breakfast each week called Tea 'n' Toast."[/i][/p][p][i]The needs of the guests are getting greater and the number has increased and now exceeds 100 every week. They provide a safe place to eat and talk, and are able to signpost the guests to other support agencies within the city. The whole service provision of Manna House continues to be maintained by faithful volunteers. Everything that's donated to us is freely passed on.[/i][/p][p][i][u]North Staffs Early Intervention Team[/u][/i][/p][p][i]The aims include raising awareness of what Psychosis is and how it can affect people, to challenge stigma and promote social inclusion. In fact the team ethos is that Psychosis is treatable and recovery is expected. [/i][/p][p][i]The team consists of a number of professional staff including mental health nurses, support, time and recovery workers, clinical psychologists, a social worker and an occupational therapist. If anyone is affected by Psychosis the goal is to develop a positive relationship and support you and your family and help with those areas of your life which are affected.[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations[/p][p]The Betley Bike Curious Team[/p]

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Nov 28, 2019


Well done Marie M xx

£210.00 plus £52.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2019


Aug 14, 2019



Aug 11, 2019

Jayne King

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2019

Simon king

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 4, 2019



Jul 23, 2019


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 21, 2019

Simon and Michelle Richards

We had a great weekend cycling with the Betley Bike Curious Group. Thanks for taking care of us over the weekend, and to all the lovely riders and fabulous volunteers who made us welcome. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of doing this next year.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 21, 2019

Clare and Jeremy

Well done Annabelle and Jack!