This year Swindon Town FC have been supporting Hop, Skip and Jump as their Charity of the Year, who are raising funds for a new centre based in Swindon. To start the fundraising efforts for the season, last Autumn two members of club staff Adam Wainwright and Steven Weller took part in Swindon Half Marathon.
After the successes of cycle rides to Brighton & Hove Albion and Wycombe Wanderers during the 2009/10 season, members of STFC staff have be ‘saddling up’ throughout the season. Rides this season included a ‘Hop’ to Yeovil Town (Saturday 30th October), a ‘Skip’ to Southampton (Saturday 26th February) and the final ride will be a big 184 mile ‘Jump’ to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday 7th May.
With five members of staff taking part in the cycle rides, the combined total miles covered will exceed 1,500 once the team arrive at Prenton Park.
Hop, Skip and Jump is a registered charity and is entirely self-supporting, relying on donations to pay for its highly experienced and qualified staff who provide care and support for children with life limiting life threatening illnesses or any special need, as well as their families and carers.
To help Swindon Town complete its charity fundraising, make a donation via www.justgiving.com/stfc-hopskipandjump