A Bassetlaw Councillor has raised £615 for local community groups in Worksop thanks to an epic 900 mile cycle ride along the River Rhine cycle way.
On the 31 August Cllr John Shephard, Ward Member for Worksop South East, and his wife Gill started their journey in Oberalppass, Switzerland and visited six different countries and Bassetlaw’s twin town, Pfungstadt, before reaching their destination at the mouth of the Rhine at the North Sea, Hook of Holland on 17 September.
The money raised from the cycle ride totals £615, which is made up of public donations and councillor community grants.
Cllr Shephard said: “Parts of the route were industrial but the wildlife was impressive as was the history. The museums and old castles reminded us how this river has been a fought over border over the centuries and how friendship and open borders are now so important in Europe.
“I was very pleased to have raised the money for CSL and I’d like to thank the individuals and councillors who gave to this cause.”
The cheque for the money raised was presented to Cllr Shephard and the Chair of the CSL Board Fran Walker at the Breakfast Santa Event at the CSL on 16 December.
The CSL aims to assist with the needs of the local community in a welcoming and supportive environment, and the money raised will be used to fund activities that promote health, well-being and learning such as dance classes, language café sessions and events for children to enjoy in the summer and at half term.
Fran Walker, Chair of the CSL Board said: “I am really delighted and would like to thank all those who have helped to raise this money, as it means that activities for our community can continue.”
The Bassetlaw District Councillors who contributed to the total fund through their Community Grants are: Cllr Maria Charlesworth, Cllr Cliff Entwistle, Cllr Julie Leigh, Cllr Debbie Merryweather, Cllr James Naish, Cllr Alan Rhodes, Cllr Lynne Schuller and Cllr Jo White.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 24, 2019