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RideLondon’s £350,000 boost for Surrey charity

A Surrey charity has been awarded £350,000 thanks to the county’s role in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey events.

YMCA East Surrey received the sum to help fund a new sports facility for people with disabilities and additional needs at the charity’s Redhill site. The grant will also enable the centre to become a regional hub for Boccia, a sport designed for athletes with severe impairments.

The grant was among the latest awarded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which gives out proceeds from the RideLondon cycling festival. Awards are made four times a year and details of how to apply are on the Trust’s website.

Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said: “This grant to YMCA East Surrey is great news and takes the total awarded to Surrey community groups and charities to more than £1.8million since the inaugural RideLondon-Surrey event in 2013. More than sixty Surrey projects have now received grants which will benefit local communities for many years to come.”

Read the Trust’s media release on its website.

For more information about projects which have already benefited, click here.

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