Toby Forte of Shiner Ltd, along with his partner Jess Jackman (both pictured), will be setting off on an epic journey to raise funds for two worthy causes on June 6.
Carrying all their equipment, the pair aim to cycle from Devon to Morocco - averaging 75 miles a day. The aim of the challenge is to raise funds and awareness for the following organisations:
• STEPHEN MURRAY FUND
In 2007 professional BMXer Stephen Murray suffered a catastrophic fall attempting a double back flip at the Dew Action Sports Tour in Baltimore. He suffered severe spinal injuries and is now paralysed below the neck. However, continued support from family and friends have encouraged his positive attitude.
To make a secure online donation visit http://www.staystrongapparel.com/
Please quote ‘MISSION MOROCCO’ with every donation.
• SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES
SOS Children’s Villages is a charity that helps orphans across the world by providing them with a place to live, medical facilities, and an education. These are all things we take for granted at home, but will make a world of difference to these children. On arrival in Morocco, Tony and Jess will be visiting one of the orphanages in Dar Bouazza to see first-hand the difference fundraising can make.
To make a donation visit: http://www.justgiving.com/missionmorocco2009
Says Tony: “These are both amazing causes, and we have set ourselves a savage challenge, so please give generously. All donations go directly to the charities. We can make a difference. Thank you.”