VELO 100 Miles for Charity
Birmingham-Midland 100 Miles Cycling Challenge – May 2019
We are proud to continue to support good causes close to our team members and the community where we live. This May 2019, Ollie Dimsdale, Matt Burgess and Rob Lewis will ride the incredible Birmingham-Midland Velothon 100 Miles adventure to raise funds and awareness for one of our chosen charity ‘Action for Stammering Children‘ ASC.
You may not be aware, but 1% of the population has a stammer and there are 150,000 children who stammer across the UK. For us, communication is key and we believe that we can make an incredible contribution with our work and actions.
We share Action for Stammering Children’s vision to give children and young people who stammer the same opportunities and quality of life as their peers.
Action for Stammering Children aims for a society where children and young people who stammer have the same opportunities and quality of life as their peers. Their goal is to ensure that every child and young person across the UK who stammers has access to effective services and support to help them meet the challenges they face. Based in The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, the charity is a strong supporter, commissioning specialist assessments and therapies for children and young people that stammer, appropriate research, and the training of speech and language therapists across the country.
Mission Team will take part to the Vélo Birmingham – Midlands cycling event that will be held Sunday May 12th. A unmissable ‘Ride for Charity’ challenge through the West Midlands along with over 17,000 participants and their bikes on 100 mile closed road route.
Starting in the heart of Birmingham town centre, riders will ride through the roads surrounding historic centres of Solihull, Warwickshire, Dudley and Sandwell and encounter stunning countryside, panoramic views, picturesque villages and iconic climbs.
Stammering is a very unusual problem. Estimates suggest that only one person in every 100 stammers. In fact, up to 5% may have experienced it at some stage in their lives, especially during childhood. It can take many different forms and each person who has a stammer shows slightly different features. No two people who stammer do so in the same way. In fact the only thing that is common is that the ability to speak fluently varies from situation to situation and can sometimes feel totally unpredictable.
Mission Team will raise money during the VELO 100 Miles to pay for crucial intensive courses at the Michael Palin Centre and in other areas of the country for those families who might struggle to pay for them. We hope that our commitment in raising awareness for ASC will help them to work with far more children in schools, colleges and universities to bring help where it is needed.