Acorn Staff to cycle 126km to raise money for vulnerable children and young people

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/ Acorn Education Trust
June 22nd 2022

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Acorn Education Trust knows that the rising cost of living is affecting many of the children and young people people within our schools, their families and the wider community.

To raise money to support projects that will benefit the children and young people in need, members of staff from across the Trust are taking part in Tour D'Acorn: a one-day, 126km cycle ride to each school within the Trust, from Rowde to Great Wishford and Dilton Marsh to Netheravon. The route is the equivalent distance from Trowbridge to Birmingham!

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The cyclists will set off from Clarendon Academy, Trowbridge, on Saturday 16th July, and travel through the Wiltshire countryside, to each of the Trust’s schools, before ending back at Clarendon Academy. Due to the high temperatures, the team will be setting off in the early house of Saturday morning to make the most of the cooler weather.

The team, who all have varied cycling experience, are hoping to raise £1,000, all of which will go towards projects that support children and young people’s academic and extra-curricular experience within Acorn schools. Donations are being taken via the Tour D'Acorn Just Giving page.

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Jeremy Bowman (Academy Councillor at West Ashton C of E Primary School and Tour D'Acorn organiser), Dave Cade (Head of School at Clarendon Academy and Steve Clark (Teacher at Clarendon Academy) completing a training cycle

Jeremy Bowman, Governor at West Ashton Church of England Primary School and Tour D’Acorn co-organiser, said: “The riders taking part in the Tour D’Acorn all have varying experience on a bike, professional riders we are not! But each and every one is passionate about supporting the children and young people in our schools.”

Rob Price, Secondary Executive Head at Acorn Education Trust, added: “I am delighted to be taking part in Tour D’Acorn and supporting this wonderful cause. As a Trust we are keenly aware of the spiralling cost of living and how it is affecting many across our communities. There is an increased amount of pressure on many of our pupils and their families and the money raised from this cycle ride will make a real difference to them.”

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Sam Worsfold (Teacher at Clarendon Academy), Nick Bloxham (Teacher at Kingdown School) and Anthony Sanchez (Teacher at Clarendon Academy) preparing for
 the Tour D'Acorn

If you would like to come and support the Tour D’Acorn cyclists during their journey, their full route is available to see here.

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Thank you in advance for your support of Acorn Education Trust.