Group 'All Out' At Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club

More information and how you can get involved please email angela@happydaysuk.org. 

A group, led by Halifax based charity Happy Days, are finishing a 280 mile bike ride on Friday in a bid to raise thousands to fight homelessness in Yorkshire.

Beginning on Monday the 4th of February, the group set off from Halifax and covered the length and breadth of the North of England, stopping at York, South Shields, Carlisle and Morecambe before arriving back in Sowerby Bridge on Friday the 8th for a sleep out at Sowerby bridge cricket club. 

Cycling up to 80 miles a day, the team slept rough at every location, replicating the plight of the homelessness in the North of England in a bid to raise awareness and funding. Last year's ride from London to Halifax saw over £10,000 pounds raised for good causes in the area. 

Commenting on the ride, Dave Fawcett, CEO of Happy Days, said: "Anybody can be a victim of bad circumstances, but it can be so simple and easy to make a difference in someone's life who needs it the most."

Happy Days Ministries are based in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, and provide essential services to those suffering from homelessness and addiction in their area. As well as these services, their social enterprises include a cycling shop, a café and a building company.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "What an inspirational challenge for such a great cause! Happy Days does so much for the local community and it's fantastic to see them capitalising on the county's enthusiasm for cycling in a bid to fight homelessness.

"As one of our dedicated Bike Libraries, they're well versed in turning dreams into a reality and I have no doubt that they'll raise even more awareness and funds than last year. Good luck to all involved."

More information and how you can get involved please email angela@happydaysuk.org. 

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