Mostyn dad’s 60 mile bike ride raises over £1000 for school’s anti-vandal CCTV system
In a fantastic display of community spirit a parent of children at Ysgol Bryn Pennant, cycled 60 miles, from Newborough on Anglesey to the school in Mostyn on Friday in a bid to raise funds for a much-needed CCTV system.
Steve Harwood’s fundraising bike ride came as a response to persistent vandalism which saw the school’s outdoor equipment and various projects consistently targeted.
Several years ago, Mostyn-based Kingspan collaborated with Ysgol Bryn Pennant as part of their ‘give and gain’ initiative, transforming the school playground into a great space for the children.
Over the past few years, vandals have destroyed all the improvements made there, children’s projects have been destroyed, benches shattered, and plants and flowers torn out.
Furthermore, dangerous broken bottles have been carelessly left behind, posing a threat to the youngsters
A protective measure against ongoing vandalism is the introduction of a new CCTV system, expected to run into thousands of pounds.
This system is vital to safeguard the school, its students, and their work.
The money garnered from Steve’s bike ride on Friday will contribute significantly towards the financing of this new system.
Completing the ride in slightly over 6 hours, Steve has so far managed to raise an impressive sum of £1020.
In a show of solidarity and support, students donned sports gear and contributed to the fund as they enthusiastically welcomed Steve back on Friday.
Expressing immense gratitude, the school commented, “We cannot thank Steve enough for giving up his time, and putting so much effort into raising vital funds to help us set up the CCTV for our amazing school! A phenomenal bike ride and the children were there to greet him as he cycled into the school at the end.”
Steve, not forgetting those who backed him in his endeavour, said, “Thanks to Wayne for doing this ride with me. Thanks Paul for taking us down to Newborough forest at 3 am. Thanks Nikki and all at Ysgol Bryn Pennant for the support and thanks everyone who donated.”
He noted the challenges posed by the current economic situation and expressed gratitude to all who contributed. Given the rising prices, the community’s support showcases the sense of togetherness and determination present at Ysgol Bryn Pennant. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com