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Weymouth set to host Christian Aid's Cathedral to Coast cycle challenge
WEYMOUTH will play host to part of a cross-county charity cycle challenge.
Christian Aid’s Cathedral to Coast event ends on Weymouth seafront on Sunday after setting off from Guildford Cathedral the day before.
Regional co-ordinator Stephen Dominy, who grew up in Dorset, is also participating.
He said: “This is an amazing opportunity to bring together three things I feel strongly about – cycling, Christian Aid and my home county.
“The ride will take me past many locations with strong memories, and of course through Dorset’s spectacular scenery, which will help take my mind off my legs.”
Christian Aid aims to end poverty, campaigning for gender equality and helping people affected by environmental disasters or disease.
Mr Dominy, 39, who grew up in Blandford Forum, said: “It’s a privilege to do this and help people in the world’s poorest communities do astounding things thanks to the work of our partner organisations.
“Christian Aid groups across Dorset show a remarkable level of commitment to helping ensure justice and equality for vulnerable people, whether through fundraising, campaigning and praying, and the least I can do is the ride.
“I am privileged because, unlike many supporters, I have had the chance to see firsthand how Christian Aid-supported projects transform lives.
“For example, in the tiny village of Sajsani in the Bolivian Andes, some seeds, some worms and the blueprint for a mudbrick greenhouse are all it took for the womenfolk to reintroduce a nutritious diet for their children and an income from their market garden.
“Anyone donating can be absolutely confident their money will make a profound difference.”
He added: “The challenge is two days of 70 miles each, so it won’t be easy, but I’m enjoying the training and feel more at home in a saddle.”
To help Mr Dominy reach his fundraising target, visit www.justgiving.com/ Stephen-dominy
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