Pedal power: teens take to their bikes to raise money for those facing addiction (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Pedal power: teens take to their bikes to raise money for those facing addiction
A GROUP of young people from across Poole took to their bikes to raise money for others in the community facing addiction.
Launched by the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Phil Eades, on Tuesday, 23 young men and women cycled to Burley in the New Forest to raise funds for YADAS, the Youth Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service.
They are hoping to fund a £2,500 drug and overdose self-esteem package, which will be delivered to young people and adults, so they can better understand addiction and help those involved with it.
Lindsay Lyall, one of the organisers of the event, which started at Verity skatepark, in Canford Heath, says that everyone had a great time, and they are well on their way to reaching their target.
She said: “As we were going along the seafront and through the forest, people were asking why we were doing the cycle and cheered us on as we went by.
“It was a fantastic day, I am amazed by what everyone did, and now we are halfway to the £2,500 fundraising target we set ourselves.”
Mayor of Poole, Cllr Phil Eades, chose YADAS as one of his two charities he would support during his mayoral year.
For more information on YADAS, call 01202 7414141 or go to Edasuk.org
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