We’re riding high at the Pru
NORWOOD AND Kisharon fielded teams in Sunday’s 100-mile Prudential London-Surrey bike ride, raising close to £20,000.
The dozen riders from Norwood included Judith Harris, who enjoyed the experience of “following the London Olympics route. It’s an incredible experience riding from London to Surrey and back with the roads closed to cars.
“Our family have a personal interest as our daughter Stephanie has recently moved into a beautiful new supported living service in Barnet, giving her and her housemates the nearest thing to independence.”
Simon Rosenblatt was also on the Norwood team, which to date has brought in £10,000. His highlight was “passing iconic landmarks, beautiful country roads and rolling hills”.
Kisharon expects to build significantly on the initial £7,000 raised in sponsorship by its 11 riders.
Among them was Moshe Vogel, who said: “I wore the Kisharon badge on my shirt with great pride.” His only negative was a puncture in the first mile.
Dr Beverley Jacobson, Kisharon’s chief executive, said the money would be put to good use. “We have a lot of exciting projects going on this summer, including a refurbishment of our Tuffkid nursery and the development of two new supported living flats.”
Justin Dewinter exceeded his £500 target for Emunah. He had been motivated by the charity’s help for Israeli children from difficult backgrounds.
Simon Rosenblatt and Ben Phillips — and (below) Judith Harris, Russell Tenzer and Leon Angel