Council chief executive to tackle charity cycle challenge

HDC chief executive Tom Crowley on charity bike ride SUS-160209-153700001
HDC chief executive Tom Crowley on charity bike ride SUS-160209-153700001
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Horsham District Council’s chief executive Tom Crowley is set to tackle a charity bike ride across the South Downs Way from September 10 to 13 in aid of the council’s Chairman’s Charitable Trust.

The charity ride is a 100 mile/160 kilometre long distance off-road trail which runs the entire length of the South Downs National Park starting in Winchester and ending in Eastbourne via Petersfield, Arundel, Steyning and miles of chalk downland.

Commenting on his charity challenge Tom said: “The Chairman’s Charitable Trust was established in 2013 with the purpose of giving a helping hand to less fortunate local people by providing support to make a difference in their lives.

“I would be very grateful if you could agree to sponsor me for what is a very worthy cause. Many thanks.”

Chairman of Horsham District Council, Christian Mitchell, said: “Over recent years the Chairman’s Charitable Trust has helped a great number of people where no other charitable group was able to – which is why the Trust is so very important.

“As chairman of the council I’m really banging the drum for everyone to sponsor Tom’s bike ride which we are all hoping will raise a fantastic sum for the Trust. ‘And with the ride at 100 miles it certainly deserves to – it’s fantastic that Tom is doing this for this worthy cause.”

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Mr Mitchell’s theme for his year in office is ‘One Horsham District, fair for all’ and in addition to the Chairman’s Charitable Trust, he has also chosen to promote the work of The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, The Springboard Project, and St John Ambulance, Horsham Division.

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