Taking To The Road To Give Young People A Better Start

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Taking To The Road To Give Young People A Better Start

In a bid to raise in the region of £20,000 for local organisation First Point, Les Littlewood, Sales Director from Barnsley based Albion Valves Ltd along with four other cyclists will be donning their Lycra and taking to the road on a 1000 mile bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The ten-day cycle has been organised by Ashfield Rugby Club, and

First Point, is an East Midlands based organization focused on developing disaffected children and young adults, who often lack the reward of academic achievement by rewarding them for their participation in a host of outdoor, team and sport related activities. First Point is run by volunteers and as such is entirely dependent upon donations to survive.

The team at First Point knows from experience that inside every one of these young people lies the potential to achieve and to lead a fulfilling life. However, sadly without their engagement with First Point often there is a real possibility that many of them wont realize their own potential. For a variety of social and personal issues, and without the support and direction provided by the team at First Point their futures remain uncertain.

Les commented:

“Through my involvement with the club, I have long been a passionate supporter of First Point and the work they do with disadvantaged children and young adults, who through no fault of their own haven’t been given the best start in life. These young people often find everyday activities such as simply going to school or college a real challenge.

They often lack the self-confidence, self-belief and basic grounding that they need to see them through into adulthood. The activities organized by First Point address this need by helping to equip them with interpersonal and practical skills, and offer a lot of fun in the process. It is imperative that this work continues to help provide a better start.”