24th Oct, 2016

Cyclefest hands over £500 towards Wallace House refurb

Joshua Godfrey 13th Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

ORGANISERS of the Evesham Cyclefest have handed over a cheque for £500 to Wallace House to help with their refurbishment programme.

The Oat Street community centre was the official charity partner of this year’s popular Cyclefest and Wallace House staff and volunteers helped with marshaling and feed-stops at the event which brought more than 500 cyclists to the Vale.

Wallace House will now use the £500 raised to help continue to update the building and to carry out essential maintenance.

Presenting the cheque, Robin Walker, Evesham Cyclefest Chairman, thanked the volunteers, local councils and event partners who made the event a success.

“This year’s Cyclefest was the biggest and best yet, and we owe great thanks to volunteers from the cycling community, Wallace House, Evesham Round Table and Evesham Sea Cadets,” Mr Walker said.

Robert Raphael, Chair of the Wallace House Management Committee, said: “I’d like to say thank Evesham Cyclefest Committee on behalf of Wallace House for this generous donation.

“We were delighted to be the Cyclefest charity partner for the year and the donation will go towards the continuing refurbishment of the building.”

Wallace House Assistant Manager, Fiona Bolton, said: “It’s great to see the improvements we are able to make as a result of the appeal.

“The work on the new windows has now begun, which will make sure we are warm and dry over the coming winter. This will benefit all of the community groups that use Wallace House on a regular basis from the very young to the more senior members of the community.”