The Birchwood Centre and Acorn's Children's Hospice are the lucky charities to benefit from a  fundraising cycle that will see colleagues from Mondelez International  'Cycle for Charity' to raise vital funds and awareness for two charities  supporting vulnerable children, young people and families in Skelmersdale and Birmingham. 

On Friday 15th May 2020, colleagues from Mondelez International (owners of brands like Cadbury’s, Milka and Oreo) and Great Bear in Skelmersdale will cycle one of two routes - a 100 km circular route starting and ending in Bournville in Birmingham, or a 200 km route from Skelmersdale to Minworth, all in the name of charity. This year they will be supporting both Acorn's Children's Hospice and The Birchwood Centre, donations split 50:50 between the two.

The target amount for the fundraising site is £2500 per charity. , The Cadbury Foundation will contribute to the amount  raised, so they are hoping to deliver £5000 in total to each charity.

Young people from The Birchwood Centre will be waking up early on Friday 15th May to give cyclists a great big Birchwood send off. Stella Connell CEO at the Birchwood Centre " we are so extremely grateful to every person investing their time and energy to take part in the cycle to raise funds for Birchwood, I can only imagine how much time and committment is required not only to take part in the cycle but also the amount of training in the lead up. It has also provided Birchwood with a wonderful opportunity to connect with Acorn's Childrens Hospice and to find out about the amazing work that they do in Birmingham"

Donations will help Birchwood to deliver services and activities that improves the mental health and well being of  young people  facing homelessness and at risk of social isolation supporting them on their journey to  build a better long-term future for themselves. 

Acorn's Children's Hospice provide babies, children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.

So dig deep, and make the blood, sweat and tears count!