Rita Hilla

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. For those of you who know me personally, I know you are asking yourself “How did she end up agreeing to cycle 100 miles?” The answer is, “Don’t ask!” It’s for an amazingly great cause and I’m sure it will be a testing journey on a personal level.

Doing something physically challenging for a good cause helps me motivated big time (I already braved Newlands corner and I’m sure Leith Hill and Box Hill will follow shortly). 

I am raising money for a small local charity set up by parents and doctors not so long ago with a mission to be a lifeline for families of children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments. These children and young adults are regularly cared for at Cherry Trees, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks stay.

Based in East Clandon, Cherry Trees is a unique place, providing professional care in a safe, stimulating and fun environment, where every child is valued for who they are and providing a community that is enabling them to spend time with friends and enjoy new experiences and opportunities, while their families have a much needed break.

You can only imagine the difference this place makes in these families life and I’m asking you, if you can, to donate as this will make such difference.

Just so you know, your money will help towards making a child's stay happen. Some examples are:
£15 for a child to stay for tea
£50 for a child to visit for a day
£110 for a child to stay for an evening and overnight
£150 for a child to have a 24 hour visit

I promise to do my upmost to survive the race and stay on my bike (and not to have a hissy fit on my way up to Leith Hill or on the zigzag and will not kick my bike at any stage).

Rita Hilla