Teenagers from Trafford Council's Youth Offending Service on charity bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool for the Mines Advisory Group (UK)
TRAFFORD teenagers from the council's Youth Offending Service are to take part in a charity bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool.
Five young people, two parents and nine members of staff will take part in the 38 mile bike ride on Sunday, May 31 in aid of the Mines Advisory Group.
The ride starts at Salford Quays, leaving Manchester via Old Trafford and Stretford before joining the Trans-Pennine cycle trail.
The young people are part of the service's Resettlement and Aftercare Provision, which suppports those who want to make a positive difference to their lives.
The young people take part in regular projects to prepare them to go back to the community.
The ride aims to raise the young people's awareness of global issues. MAG campaigns against landmines in developing countries such as Sri Lanka, Irag, Lebanon, Angola, Sudan, Rwanda and Cambodia. It also works to destroy unexploded cluster bombs and reduce weapons and ammunitions stockpiles.
The Trafford RAP said: "We had a great response with workers, young people, parents and managers volunteering to raise money and particpate in the bike ride. It is really exciting to have staff, parents and young people working together towards a common goal."
Von: 22.05.2009, http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/4389558.Teenagers_take_part_in_charity_bike_ride/