ULIP Student, and Chair of the 2019 Tower to Tower Bike Ride Committee, Harriette Dulake writes about this year's challenge.
For the fifth year in a row, students from the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) are the proud participants of the Tower to Tower Bike Ride challenge, a journey that consists of a 600-mile bike ride, starting at the Eiffel Tower, all the way to Blackpool Tower, over the course of 9 days.
This immense challenge is being taken on by seven ULIP students, two participants from previous years, and five new riders. They will be accompanied by a support crew to ensure their safety and cheer them on.
The 2019 Team: (from left to right) Olly Ainsworth, Jack Adamson, Luke Sexton, Emily Masi, Alice Staniforth, Hattie Dulake, Steph Heath, Thom Haslam, Alex Waites.
Over the last five years we have raised over £10,000 for the charity Mind UK and want to continue raising money for such a good cause whilst also raising awareness of the importance of Mind’s work for students in the UK.
Mind is a mental health charity which aims to ensure that ‘everyone experiencing mental health problems get both support and respect’ whilst also working tirelessly to eradicate the stigma that is profoundly linked to mental health disorders in our society. Mind is an essential service that supports people all over the UK, including students. Mental health is a growing concern, with 1 in 4 adults (and 1 in 5 students) experiencing a mental health problem.
These are just some of the reasons why ULIP are proud to support this extremely important charity. The impact our fundraising can have is immense and your donations help to fund valuable services and resources, here are just a few to give you an idea:
- 513,539 people have used local Mind services over the last year
- 75,552 employees were reached through Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index
- Mind offers two confidential mental health service information services
How can you help?
In previous years, the Tower to Tower Bike Ride has been made possible thanks to our bake sales, greeting cards sale and generous contributions from both sponsors and individuals. This year is no exception! To help us make the fifth edition of the Tower to Tower Bike Ride as successful as possible, please support us in any way you can.
All donations are much appreciated, whether they’re little or large. Please visit our Justgiving page to make a donation today:
Keep up to date with our journey by following us on social media. Not only will you be able to see what we get up to, but you can help us by giving us more exposure and promotion. Follow us on Facebookand Twitterand share our Justgiving link as well as retweet and share some of our posts to ensure maximum exposure.
You own a business and you would like to help the Tower to Tower Bike Ride team to raise funds for Mind? We are always thankful for any help, some options include:
- Sponsorship/Donations (t-shirt or direct cash)
- Bikes/Bike Equipment (e.g helmets, allen keys, spare tyres/inner tubes etc.)
- Exposure/Marketing and Advertising - Internet/Social Media, Newspaper, Radio, Television
- Catering for the journey
If you can help us out or can think of any other ways to help our Tower to Tower Bike Ride team, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you want to support us in raising money for Mind and starting to break the stigma surrounding mental health problems.
A huge thank you for everyone that has already contributed and made this all possible, and a thank you in advance to anybody who donates or shares our link, from all of us at ULIP!