Simon Thompson, Professor of Computing, and Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy, together with the Food Bank Bear, are planning to do the ‘London 100’ Bike Ride on 31 July, to raise funds for Canterbury Food Bank. The Food Bank provides emergency food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury District.
According to the latest child poverty statistics, there are over 4,000 children living in poverty in the Canterbury District out of a total population of 135,000 people – that’s one in seven children. A sudden change in circumstances, such as a family break up, illness, an unexpected bill, a delay in benefits, redundancy or even reduced working hours can result in people being unable to feed themselves and their family and the Food Bank is there to help.
The London 100 is a hundred mike cycle rally starting out the Olympic Park, along the Embankment and out through Kingston to take in Box Hill and Leigh Hill, then back to the finish in front of Buckingham palace. ‘It’ll be a great ride and for a worth while cause,’ said Peter. ‘So far we’ve raised more than £400. Our target is £1,000. Please donate via Canterbury Food Bank website at https://www.canterburyfoodbank.org/contact_us.php ‘