Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cycling for change

The charity Global Agents for Change is organizing two cycling fund raisers. A team of cyclists will raise money and awareness this summer along two different trips along the West coast of North America and another in Europe.

We learned of the trips through a UK newspaper called the Matlock Mercury. The paper profiled one of the cyclists who was selected to raise money for the groups anti-poverty work. Polly Veazey-French is one of 25 cyclists selected for the North American trip, only three spots remain.

Polly Veazey-French, 23, from Matlock, will be cycling from Vancouver in Canada to San Diego and into Mexico with other volunteers to raise money for Global Agents for Change.

The charity helps young developing world entrepreneurs and supports sustainable solutions to global poverty.

Polly said: "I'm looking in to doing social work and along the way we will be doing community work with children, which is what I'm interested in.

"Raising money for a developing country is important to me."

Polly will be setting off on May 31 and will be cycling for seven weeks. She hopes to raise 3,000 US dollars.

To learn more about the trips and the organization Global Agents of Change here is a link to the website. The page devoted to the cycling trips has applications to be a part of the event and video highlights from last year.

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