Bike ride boost

The Corra Bike Ride charity has chosen The Jigsaw Fund as its main beneficiary for next year.'p4883b114
The Corra Bike Ride charity has chosen The Jigsaw Fund as its main beneficiary for next year.'p4883b114

KIND-hearted Featherstone fundraisers will use pedal power to help children with life-threatening illnesses.

Organisers at the Corra Bike Ride charity, based at Girnhill Lane WMC, have picked the Jigsaw Endowment Fund as the charity’s main beneficiary for 2011.

The Jigsaw team of community nurses, nursery nurses, a teaching assistant and a social worker, based in Castleford, look after young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions across the district.

Ian Holt, chairman of the Corra charity, said: “The Jigsaw team were aware of us, because in the past we’ve supported some of the children they’ve worked with – including past beneficiaries Tegan Booth, Owen Brear and Brennan Rooney.

“They’ve made a list of toys and equipment they need, and we’re going to do our best to buy them as much of it as possible.”

The charity, which will hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year, will also raise cash for other good causes. Christina Vickers, Jigsaw team leader, added: “Their fundraising efforts will make a big difference to children, young people and their families at a time when they most need it.

“It will buy sensory equipment, craft activities and toys that our nursery nurses use on a daily basis, bereavement resources such as hand prints and memory boxes and special days out.”

To make a donation to the charity or for more information, visit www.corra-charity.co.uk or call 01977 797304.