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Centrus Team to cycle 300km across West Africa for charity

Centrus Communities is taking a team of 7 to embark on a cycling challenge this January from Sierra Leone to Liberia to raise awareness and funds for the charity “Street Child”.  Phil Jenkins, Jonathan Clarke, Jonathan Cawdron, David Cerqueira, Paige Wilson, Lawrence Gill and Manolis Stefanou will be cycling 300km over 5 days from Sierra Leone to Liberia. Cycling along mud-packed roads the team will visit the children they are fundraising to support, staying overnight with the communities before heading off early in the morning to avoid the midday sun! The team will have the opportunity to visit, meet and draw inspiration from the very children they are fundraising for.

As you may know, one of our core values as a business is to provide high impact practical and fundraising support for inspiring charities like Street Child through Centrus Communities. This is the first time Centrus will participate in the challenge and the team have set a target to fundraise at least £25,000 with Centrus matching the first £12,500 of any external donations.

Also, any donations to the Centrus Team fundraising page will also be matched by the UK Government thanks to Street Child’s own winter appeal!

All trip costs are paid for by members of Team Centrus, so every penny you donate will go directly to the charity. So please help us to make a difference!

Small donations can make a big difference: 

  • £30 – Send a child to school for a year
  • £50 – Small business grant to a family enabling them to keep their child in school
  • £200 – Pay a teacher’s salary for a year
  • £1000 – Refurbish and resource an entire school
  • £1500 – Pay for a workshop to train 30 teachers

Thanks very much indeed on behalf of Centrus Communities

More about Street Child:

Globally, millions of children live, sleep or survive on the streets – because of conflict, crisis or poverty. Without support, they face danger and violence and are a long way from going to school. Street Child was started in 2008 to help street children in Sierra Leone who were in this situation. Their work began with a single project for 100 street children in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, and soon spread to Nigeria, Nepal and Sri Lanka. They have become experts in child protection and have helped thousands of street children to find a safe home and go to school.