Nottingham City Transport has donated over £3,000 to Clifton All Whites football club to cover the costs of its 50th anniversary charity cycle ride from Paris to Nottingham to raise funds for the club’s floodlight appeal.
Clifton All Whites are celebrating their 50th anniversary in July and are holding a big party on 13th July, with a Clifton All-Whites v Forest Legends football match on 14th July to mark the occasion.
The festivities will begin on the 13th at 2pm and as part of the celebrations, the team of ten riders will be arriving back at the event, having completed the last leg of their epic ride from Paris.
The £3,375 donated by NCT from its staff charity fund, has covered the costs of the ride, including hotels, insurance, support vehicle and ferry crossings, which would otherwise have had to be paid for by the club, and might have jeopardised the feasibility of the whole event.
“It’s great news that Nottingham City Transport have continued to show their support for the club,” says Martyn Cheatle, Clifton All Whites’ manager. “It’s not just Clifton All Whites that will benefit from this event, but a number of other charities that we are a riding for, and without this funding I don’t think this ride would take place.”
Nottingham City Transport has been serving the Clifton area for over 60 years, and commemorated the anniversary last year with its special diamond jubilee bus, which featured sixty-nine-year-old local litter-picking hero, Michael Chandley on the back.
“NCT has sponsored the under-13s Clifton All Whites team for a couple of years now as we recognise the important role they play in the community,” says Nottingham City Transport Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “It’s fantastic to see the club raising funds in such an inspiring way as this amazing cycle ride, and we were happy play a part in ensuring it goes ahead.”
NCT will be presenting a special 50th anniversary year bus to the Clifton All Whites in July to mark their birthday, and will be attending the celebrations on both days.
To find out more about the Clifton All Whites’ 50th anniversary charity cycle ride from Paris to Nottingham and discover how to donate, log on to www.kismet.org.uk