Rotary/YTFC Get Pedalling Charity Causes 2015

The three charities jointly supported by Rotary and YTFC Get Pedalling for the 2015 event are as follows.

1. Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is committed to promoting world-class research and clinical excellence, focused on the development of innovative and life-changing treatments and care shaped by people with cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting over 100,000 people in the UK. You can't catch or develop cystic fibrosis, it's something you are born with. Most cases in the UK are now diagnosed soon after birth.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis and those who care for them.

2. Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Fighting Cancer enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support. The result is a unique and highly effective way of helping children and young people with cancer through activity and exercise.

The charity was founded in 2005 by Mike Grisenthwaite. He was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2000 aged 37. As a triathlete and cyclist his reaction was to take the cancer head on by staying fit no matter what. After treatment he managed to stay disease free until 2005 when the cancer returned. This time it was more extensive with tumours in several areas. It was whilst in complete isolation for 10 days following a bone marrow transplant that he conceived the idea, based on his experience, of helping children and young people keep fit whilst coping with cancer.

3. Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust is a charitable Trust that delivers a wide range of sports related initiatives across Somerset and Dorset. Working in partnership with local authorities, local employers and the local Community the Trust uses the power of football and sport to engage individuals and to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people each year.

Trust coaches maintain a regular presence in schools, and work with disadvantaged and socially excluded groups using community-based football coaching sessions. The Trust's role has developed over the past three years, initially through traditional 'Football in the Community' activities, however through recognition of delivering quality sport related programs to young people the reputation of the Trust has already helped develop links in areas such as education social inclusion, language and health.

All Rotary Charity Fundraisers taking part in the 2015
Get Pedalling event can opt to have Gift Aid claimed on
all qualifying donations made to RCSCF