Stockport businessman, Adrian Stores, along with son Kaya, have embarked on a 40 mile cycling challenge for charity.
The pair’s ‘My Corona’ cycling challenge will raise money for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust’s Charitable Fund, and sports organisation, Volleyball England Foundation, and their own non-profit, Stockport Volleyball Club.
Adrian, who runs marketing consultancy Acrobat, and Cheadle Hulme High School pupil, Kaya, each cycled a 20 mile leg of a 40 mile route to raise funds for local causes and have set a target of £1500.
Their route paid homage to local charities, and sporting venues in Stockport, starting and finishing at Cheadle Hulme School where National Volleyball League Men and Women train, and taking in The Seashell Trust, Edgeley Park, Stepping Hill Hospital and Brinnington Park Leisure Complex, run by Life Leisure who sponsored the cycling challenge.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund was chosen as a beneficiary of monies raised to honour the NHS workers putting their lives on the line to treat Covid-19 and other patients during the pandemic, while the sports charities represented a cause close to the fundraisers hearts.
Adrian and Kaya Stores set up Stockport Volleyball Club in 2015 however clubs nationwide have ceased all activities, and the pair have witnessed the social-exclusion and damage to health and welfare caused to those for whom sports clubs are their escape and only regular social interaction. Stockport Volleyball Club is one of the fastest growing clubs in the country and uses four venues throughout the Borough, bringing exercise and recreation to children and adults of all ability, people of varying genders, ages and ethnic origin.
All donations will be forwarded to the three beneficiaries, and can be made via the Crowdscrum fundraising site.
Image: Kaya (L) and Adrian Stores (R) outside Stepping Hill Hospital as they embark on the final stretch of their cycling challenge around Stockport.