Following the success of the 670 mile ‘Vantage Journey’ in 2018, Vantage Toyota York are preparing to set out on their bikes on May 15th 2019, cycling 50 miles from York to Whitby, up and down some of the steepest hills in England. Our intention is to raise at least £2000 for the Island Children Charity through sponsorship's – but it would be even better if we could exceed this target. This will enable the charity to help more young people, raise awareness of this invaluable local resource and help to make a difference in our local community.
About the Islands Children Charity
Problems in York are at large with 3,570 children living in child poverty and 5,245 primary and secondary school children living within disadvantaged environments. There is almost seven times more poverty in the worst area of York than the National average. The Island is a Charity in York who provide space and time for vulnerable children and young people; building confidence, self-esteem and unlocking potential through positive mentoring relationships and unique programmes. At present, there are 54 successful mentoring relationships, whilst 73 young people in York are currently awaiting a mentor. Money donated to the Island Charity will go towards these relationships, positively impacting children in a number of ways.
At Vantage Motor Group, we are excited to get involved with such an admirable and rewarding charity. It would be brilliant if you could get behind our team and sponsor the Vantage Toyota York team. If you can’t donate, we would greatly appreciate if you could show support by sharing the story far and wide.
What are we doing?
Amongst our other fundraising efforts, Vantage Toyota York are going to be taking to two wheels for a mighty 50 mile charity ride from York to Whitby. Our team will set out on the 15th of May from Vantage Toyota York taking on some of the steepest hills in England. With a support van following the team, we hope to be able to follow their progress on our social channels.
Join us on our journey.
We have 10 ‘sticker’ spaces available on our support van with spaces costing between £100 and £200 which we will be selling to our supporters. Your logo will then be pasted onto our van so that you can come along for the ride too! We are hoping for exposure in the local news outlets too, showing whos supporting this worthy cause and our fantastic team.
Sponsor us today.
Want to sponsor our team? We have set up a JustGiving page allowing you to donate to the cause, with all donations going directly to the charity. Follow the link below to donte. You can also help out by sharing our social media posts to help reach a wider audience.
We'd like to the thank you all in advance for your support. If you want to find out more about what we're getting up to then Steve Butler from our fleet team will be more than happy to give you the lowdown.