Liz Lawson, managing director of south-west independent housewares chain Lawsons, is hoping to raise £1,000 for industry charity the Rainy Day Trust by taking part in three 100k cycling events within four weeks.
She will be participating in three sportives [a cyclosportive or ‘sportive’ is an organised, mass-participation cycling event]: Rapha 100k on September 15, Lands’ End Sportive on October 6, and Great South West Sportive on October 14.
Liz said: “Some of you may know that I’m a keen road cyclist. I normally cycle about 30 miles at the weekend; 100k is over double this distance but will be a real challenge as all the rides will be in the very hilly West Country! But I’ve challenged myself to complete them to raise money for Rainy Day Trust, because I want to help people when they need support most.
“The Rainy Day Trust charity is 175 years old in 2018 and cares for the people who work in the industry that I love and have worked in for most of my adult life. I want to raise awareness of the help that the Rainy Day Trust gives to alleviate the effect of poverty for past and present employees of the housewares, pottery & glass, hardware, brushware, diy, builders merchant and garden supply trades.
“In today’s society, charities like the Rainy Day Trust help people before they slip through the cracks, as social services are no longer there to help them. Sometimes a small amount of money or support can help someone keep their head above water and support their family. It’s a fabulous charity that does fantastic work.”
To support Liz in her endeavour, please click on this link to her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liz-squara
The Rainy Day Trust says donating through JustGiving is ‘simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity’.