ERC donates to Ukrainians and C-R-Y
15 August 2022
Edinburgh Road Club has donated a total of £2,346 to Ukrainian Refugee appeal and Cardiac Risk in the Young (C-R-Y) from money raised at the Gifford Road Races and the Ben Forsyth Race day.
Photo: © Scottish Cycling
Edinburgh Road Club has recently made
financial donations to two charities. These were surpluses of
earlier races and comprised of officials’ and volunteers’
expenses, forgiven prizes and individual donations.
As Ukrainians were fleeing conflict in their own country British people throughout the length and breadth of the country were offering support. This was in terms of accommodation, toys, basic needs or cash. The coming together of the race made it an opportunity to show how we as a community could help. The final total donated to the DEC appeal was £1,405
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY, https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/) has been a long standing cause supported by ERC. CRY’s vision is to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families. Former club member Ben Forsyth was diagnosed with a heart irregularity but later died of this condition. £941 has been raised to support screening sessions for athletes in Scotland which are arranged by Ben's parents Keith and Margaret.
These follow the donation of bikes and other kit to Bikes for Refugees charity (full story here). As ever ERC thanks our sponsors (Field & Lawn, The Bicycle Works and Goodson Associates), members and supporters for their ongoing backing.
Gifford RR - For the Ukrainian Refugee appeal via https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
Ben Forsyth Race Day - For C-R-Y via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-darby-cry. This page will remain open until after the Inch Park CX on 24 Sept 2022.
ERC thank everyone for their generosity in supporting these causes.