The Great Cumbrae Cycle: Join brainstrust for a charity bike ride
At one of our recent Meet Ups, a group of brain tumour patients and carers decided to do something together to raise money for brainstrust, so that they could help others to receive the vital support that they rely on so much.
After some discussion, ‘The Great Cumbrae Cycle’ was born and you too can be a part of it. Taking place on Saturday 27 June, riders will be invited to cycle round the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae, starting from Milport. The cycle promises to be a fun event for the whole family that will suit all fitness levels, but most importantly, it’s a chance for everyone to get together and raise some money for brain tumour support.
Cumbrae is often referred to as ‘The Island of a Thousand Bicycles’. Let’s make some of those bikes brainstrust ones, riding to raise awareness and funds for charity.
To join the cycle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01983 292405. All you need to do after that is set up your JustGiving page for the 'Great Cumbrae Cycle' and raise as much as you can so that we can support more people in Scotland who are living with a terrifying and isolating brain tumour diagnosis.
Your funds are used to run Meet Ups, where the idea for The Cumbrae Cycle was created. Meet Ups are a social event that bring patients and carers together and succeeds in making them feel less afraid, isolated and confused in the face of a terrifying diagnosis. Carol Cochrane, Cumbrae Cycle organiser, sadly lost her father to a brain tumour in 2013 and now works for brainstrust as a Support Specialist. She understands as much as anyone the impact that Meet Ups can have, and encourages all who can to come and cycle to help fund such services.
“Meet ups are so vital - whether you're a patient, carer and wherever you are on your journey. As well as a lovely social evening I think it's quite empowering for patients and their families and gives them that little bit of control back. It also takes away that feeling of isolation”
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