Kate's cycling challenge to help children in Asia
AN Eden teaching assistant is hoping to raise funds to help those living with type 1 diabetes in another part of the world by cycling from London to Paris. Kate Nye, who works at Crosby Ravensworth Primary School, will be cycling from England's capital to Paris in just three days, setting off on 10th September.
For the past two years, she has been helping two students manage their type 1 diabetes. "Each, in their own way has dealt with this challenge head on, never allowing the condition to set them apart or limit them in any way. In fact it is quite the opposite, as they both take on amazing challenges in sports and life," said Kate, whose chosen charity for the event is Action 4 Diabetics (A4D). "This is a wonderful organisation that will support children in South East Asia with diabetes," she said while adding that she had never done anything like this before. "I'm what I would describe as a fair weather cyclist who enjoys the occasional aunt around the beautiful countryside near Penrith. So I have lots of training ahead of me this year to be in a position to do justice to this ride," she added. The event, organised by Dream Challenges, might still be eight months away, but Kate needs to achieve a minimum fundraising amount of nearly $2,000 by the beginning of July. "My ambition is, of course, to raise much more," she said. Her JustGiving page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Catherine-Nye