Prince’s Trust Support for Lunar Cycle Challenge 2016

First team of fundraisers sign up for the Lunar Cycle Challenge 2016

We were delighted when a group of Sussex students from Sussex Downs College, Lewes, contacted us to get involved in our Lunar Cycle Challenge fundraiser.  As part of their commitment to the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, the team of 10 students pledged to cycle 50 miles to raise money for Headway Hurstwood Park.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is an initiative for 16 to 25 year olds looking to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people, in order to boost their confidence and gain skills and experience that will help them develop and go onto work or college.

As part of their 12-week personal development programme with the Princes Trust, the Sussex Downs College students were challenged with taking on their own group community project to make a positive difference to their community. Headway Hurstwood Park was lucky enough to receive their support for the Lunar Cycle Challenge 2016.

Princes Trust Lunar Cycle Challenge 2016The students visited us at our centre in Newick to learn a bit more about what we do and to meet some of the staff
and clients.

They held their cycling fundraising event over the course of two days at the White Hart Hotel in Lewes and Lewes Leisure Centre, and raised over £260 through sponsorship.

Michelle Fleming, chief executive officer of Headway Hurstwood Park, said: ‘We are dleighted the Prince’s Trust team chose to support us with this challenge, they did a fantastic job and should be extremely proud of what they have achieved during their programme.’

The money raised by Lunar Cycle Challenge fundraising events will go towards specialised equipment and the upkeep of our new gym facilities at our centre in Newick.

Find out more on the Lunar Cycle Challenge and see how you can get involved.