In June 2013, Andy Clark, Project Manager at Richard Alan Engineering, is taking part in the London to Monte Carlo Cycle Challenge. The challenge, organised by Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, sets off from England’s capital, across the flat lands of Northern France, through the Loire Valley, climbs up the iconic French Alps and then down to the French Riviera before finishing in Monte Carlo. The bikers will cycle 760 miles and climb 28,000 feet in just 8.5 days.

Andy is a keen rugby player, devoting much of his spare time training, coaching, inspiring and assisting in the development of youngsters in the sport at Cleckheaton Rugby Club. His challenge is more than physical effort and he aims to raise £5,000 to support the Wooden Spoon Charity. All monies raised by Andy will go to support the local regional charities of Spoon.

About Wooden Spoon – The children’s charity of Rugby.
In the UK, one child in every hundred suffers from a lifelong disability that will profoundly affect his or her ability to lead a full and happy life. More than 3.8 million children grow up in low income households or live in an environment where they are subjected to poverty of aspiration. Over 1 million young people aged between 16 and 19 are not in full time employment, education or training. Wooden Spoon believes that all children and young people deserve the chance to live happy fulfilled lives regardless of the challenges they may face. They harness the spirit and values of rugby to give disadvantaged children and young people a chance to achieve their full potential in life.

Wooden Spoon is a children’s charity founded in 1983 that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and young people across the British Isles live happier, richer lives. They partner with the UK rugby community, receiving invaluable support for their activities and the opportunity to raise awareness of the work they do. In doing so, they involve some of rugby’s top sporting role models in making a difference in the lives of young people in need.

They have over 40 regional volunteer committees, a central national team and over 10,000 members. All regional committees undertake many local fundraising activities and only spend the money raised on projects in their local community. During their first 25 years, over half a million young people benefitted from more than £18 million of charitable support thanks to the efforts of their staff and volunteers. They are proud of their legacy, the work they do, and their ambitious plans for the future.

Testing your strength and resolve by completing one of Wooden Spoon’s gruelling challenges is a fantastic way of raising funds. Over the last six years Spoon challenges have raised over £3.5 million for charitable causes. Find out more at Spoon Challenges.

To make a donation please contact:
Kathy Bradley – Marketing Executive
Richard Alan Engineering Company Ltd, Richard Alan House, Shaw Cross Business Park, Owl Lane, Dewsbury, WF12 7RD.
Tel: 01924 484358 Mob: 07894 697748 or email Kathy Bradley