Notts based charity raises £27,000 for terminally ill children

When You Wish Upon a Star charity has confirmed its fundraising figure as over £27,000 for this years Cycle Live event.

In June this year thousands of cyclists took to the streets of Nottinghamshire and many were supporting the Official Charity Partner When You Wish Upon a Star.

The Nottingham based national charity is thrilled to announce the final fundraising figure as £27,171.26.

Earlier today a presentation was held at the head office in Basford to congratulate the top fundraisers, they were also joined by Founder Barbara White, Cyle Live Director Chris Simon, and Raleigh Commercial Director Pippa Wibberley.

For a second consecutive year Sean Barrett, from Clifton and now living in Mansfield Woodhouse, was crowned Cycle Live Nottingham’s Top Charity Fundraiser and raised a staggering £1168.

Sean has participated in the Great Notts Bike Ride twice, and was delighted to be awarded with the accolade for the second time.

He said: “I would like to thank family and friends from the Clifton and Mansfield Woodhouse area who sponsored me and made it possible to raise so much money for a great cause.”

The charity which set up in 1990 aims to grant wishes to children living with a life threatening illness.

Barbara White, Founder of When You Wish Upon a Star, said:

“We are thrilled at the amount raised in 2015’s event and would like to thank Sean and everyone who has supported us.”

“The money raised will enable us to continue to support and transform the lives of children and families creating magical memories and experineces, and since 1990 we have proudly granted over 16,000 wishes across the UK.”

Early Bird entries for the 2016 Great Notts Bike Ride are now open.

The date for next year’s Cycle Live Nottingham event has been set as Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.

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