Sixteen courageous cyclists travelled more than 230 miles for Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme (BYPHS) this Saturday, all without ever leaving Crompton Place.

From 11.30am to 5:00pm staff and volunteers from the charity took part in the ride that was the equivalent of going from Bolton to Folkestone on the south coast of Kent, all in aid of the charity that provides support to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or in special need.

Whilst pedalling on the two static bikes, on loan from David Lloyd Gym Bolton, the riders managed to raise an impressive £283.62 in the centre for the charity. Maura Jackson, CEO of BYPHS, said she was delighted with the efforts of the riders and was pleased by the amount of money donated by Crompton Place shoppers.

“This Saturday was a great success for us,” said Maura. “I’m thrilled that we were able to be in Crompton Place for this challenge. We are always looking for ways to raise awareness of BYPHS to the people of Bolton so challenges like this, where members of the public can engage with us, are really important to our charity.”

Crompton Place Centre Manager, Paula Wood, said she was delighted with how much money had been raised for BYPHS, who were named the centre’s charity of the year in May. “To travel that kind of distance in such a short time is remarkable,” said Paula. “I’d really like to thank all of our wonderful shoppers that donated to such an important cause this weekend.”

Source: Bewonder, for Crompton Place

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