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Cyclists take to the Guild Wheel in fancy dress to raise funds for SPACE Centre

Posted on - 20th November, 2012 - 8:02am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Preston News
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Cyclists in fancy dress put their pedal where it mattered to raise money for SPACE

Twenty cyclists donned various fancy dress outfits to raise thousands of pounds for charity over the weekend.

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Led by Louise Taylor, the group raised £2,000 for the under-threat disability centre SPACE.

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The ride took them around the Guild Wheel cycle route, and riders came from as far as Blackpool to take part.

The SPACE Centre on Pedder Lane has a black hole in its finances of £800,000 after funding bids failed to materialise.

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Santa made an early appearance to support the cycle ride

Miss Taylor is one of many volunteers trying to raise funds to keep it open.

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She said: “The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was wonderful with cars pomping us along the way and people stopping us to donate. There were a few punctures but everyone stopped to help each other; a lovely team spirit.”

Last month a group of business people joined together to launch the Save Our SPACE campaign.

You can see photos of the event from Ian Hex and Shad Paterson on Facebook.

There is still time to sponsor the riders by logging onto their Justgiving page.

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