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Springfield Solutions Race for Base 51

On the 7th of May, Michael Preston, a member of our Business Development Team, will be taking on the Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive in aid of Base 51.

The event will see Michael take on a long 100-mile bike ride through the Lincolnshire Wolds, finishing with a tough push up the famous cobbled ‘Steep Hill’ towards the Lincoln Cathedral.

Base 51 is a charity that supports young people ages 11-25 in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Starting in 1993 initially in response to the lack of sexual health provisions for young people, the charity supports vulnerable young people to build life skills, healthy relationships and resilience to prepare for the transition to adulthood, including counselling sessions.

However, Nottingham City Council recently announced they were cutting all funding for the charity, putting young lives at danger if the charity’s services cease to exist.

In anticipation of the event, Michael Preston detailed why he is taking part in this challenge.

“The reason I’m doing this is to support my customer TTK to raise awareness and funds for their charity partner, Base 51. After their funding cuts, I felt impelled to help in any way I could to raise awareness and funds so that the charity can to continue to support young people in need.

Especially after the last few years with COVID and the issues that this has caused for young people with a lack of movement and abuse at home. 

It is something TTK Founder, Martin Barnett, is very passionate about, and after speaking with him I was inspired to take action. By utilising Springfield’s partnership TTK, we can assist in raising the profile of an important charity as well as raise some much-needed funds after government cutbacks.”

Martin Barnett, CEO of TTK and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Base 51 said;

We are absolutely thrilled to have the support of Michael and the rest of the team at Springfield Solutions. Base 51 has helped over 50,000 vulnerable young people within the East Midlands, so it is extremely important to us here at TTK that we rally as much awareness and funding as possible. 

Michael’s 100-mile cycle is a very kind gesture that I’ve no doubt will be immensely appreciated by all at Base 51 and support them in their plight to continue to provide the vital services that so many young people are in desperate need of “

To support Michael on his cycling challenge and donate to the charity, click here.

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