A group of parents and staff from St Anne's Fulshaw Primary School are spending the bank holiday weekend cycling from the north coast of Wales down to the south coast. They are undertaking the 180 mile ride to raise money for a very special project at the school.
Planning permission has been submitted for a library and resource room which will be built alongside the existing building and is being funded solely by donations from local businesses and fundraising efforts by parents through the school's PTA.
Clare Daniel, headteacher, said "We are so proud of and grateful to the parents and staff who have undertaken this adventure, spending time away from their own families to raise money for our lovely school. The new library and resource centre will give us some much needed space to continue the excellent provision that exists for all pupils.
"We are so close to reaching our target of £5000 in sponsorship for this ride and it would be wonderful to welcome all the cyclists back on Monday with the news that we had hit or even surpassed our target. Any former pupils of the school will know how pushed we are for additional space and so as the school has now reached capacity we have tried to be creative about how we continue to meet the needs of all pupils.
"The determination of parents and staff to self-fund this project has been unwavering and the dedication from all members of the school community to push the project forward has been really heartwarming."
All the cyclists, who are due back in Wilmslow on Monday evening, are meeting the cost of the trip themselves including hiring a support van, food and accommodation to ensure that every penny raised goes towards the building project.
You can support the cyclists fundraising efforts via their MyDonate page.