Here at JLU we are passionate about supporting others and raising money for Charity.
Our chosen charity for 2020 was Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC), a UK wide charity which provides a unique and highly effective way of helping kids with cancer through activity and exercise.
In 2020 through our activity we donated £2,500 to CFC.
About Cyclists Fighting Cancer
Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC) is a registered charity founded in 2005 which gives new bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people who have been affected by cancer. The effects of the disease and associated treatment regimes in children are numerous; amputations, balance issues, physical weakness, coordination difficulties and lack of self-esteem are just a few of the most common side effects seen in many patients.
Exercise has been shown in numerous adult studies to be the single most effective way of improving both physical and mental wellness for people surviving cancer and CFC encourage cycling as the best form of exercise based rehabilitation especially for children because it provides all these benefits in a low impact, fun, sociable and exciting way.
CFC provided 1,000 bikes/trikes to children in 2019 bringing the total since the charity began in 2005 to 6,000.
More information can be found on their website www.cyclistsfc.org.uk