Clive joined riders from local cycling club Limited Edition to ride around the boundary of his Eltham Constituency to raise money for Demelza Children’s Hospice and for cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing and to mark Britain’s Personal Best Day.
Britain’s Personal Best (BPB) is a year-round programme that aims to inspire people to set themselves goals and potentially attract sponsorship to achieve those goals to raise money for their chosen charity.
“I was delighted that so many turned up to join me today”explained Clive. “I would like to thank the young riders from Limited Edition who kept me going.”
“Demelza really is a fantastic charity providing an amazing service for sick children and their families so it is an honour to be able to put something back like this.”
If people still want to donate to Demelza then they can do that through Clive’s JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/Clive-Efford-MP.
If people want to donate to the cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing then simply visit http://www.justgiving.com/Neil-Robertson-Limited-Direction-cycling. “Wheels for Wellbeing is another excellent charity that helps ensure that everyone can share in the joy and many benefits of cycling, regardless of any physical, health, mental or psychological barriers they may experience.” says Clive.
Clive was happy to support MacMillan Nurses campaign to improve the experience of cancer patients. Clive recently attended a drop in session on cancer patient experience in London.
Currently 5,800 people approximately are living with or beyond cancer in the area of Greenwich. It is expected that by 2030 this number will increase to 10,800. “These are very sobering statistics” explains Clive, “which is why I am so pleased to work with people like MacMillan who do so much to work with the patient to show them that they do not have to fight this disease on their own. They are a truly wonderful organisation.”
Clive met with local residents in Well Hall this morning to join them in a walkabout around the tower block. “It was nice to meet the residents and hear what they had to say about their block. I was the Councillor for Well Hall before I became an MP, so it was good to catch up with some old friends.”
During the walkabout Clive agreed to contact the local SNT about some problems, mainly outside the blocks, of anti-social behaviour and the Council repairs department about some issues in some of the flats.
Clive has told the residents he will be back in a few weeks to see that the work discussed has been completed.
On Saturday 5th October Clive Efford will be cycling the entire boundary of the Eltham Parliamentary constituency to mark Britain’s Personal Best Day and to help raise money for two fantastic charities, Demelza Children’s Hospice and the national cycling charity Wheels for Well Being. He will be accompanied on his road trip by keen cyclist Neil Robertson and other members of local cycle club First Edition Cycling.
Clive was delighted to join dancer and choreographer Arlene Phillips to back the Alzheimer’s Society campaign to remove the stigma and ignorance that surrounds Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
“There are currently over 700,000 people living with dementia in the UK today. And yet the condition remains shrouded in ignorance. Most people simply don’t know enough about dementia and until they do we will not be able to tackle the stigma that some sufferers have to face. That is why I am delighted to back this campaign” explained Clive