Safer Sutton officers get on their bikes for charity

August 2, 2011 12:39 PM

Two officers from the Safer Sutton Partnership will next week ride the length of the country to raise money for a local charity.

Beginning on Sunday 7th August, Ben Platt and Iain Yates will undertake the challenge to cycle from John O'Groats to Land's End in order to raise at least £1,000 for Sutton Ramp Events, a local charity that works with young people and children in Sutton. The pair are aiming to complete the journey of nearly 1,000 miles in just eleven days.

Judith Smith, Chair of Sutton Ramp Events, said: "We are delighted that Ben and Iain have chosen us as their charity. We will be watching their progress both in the miles they cover and the money they raise. Thanks to them we will be able to finance more skating events for the young people of Sutton."

Sutton Ramp Events work with young people and children who use skate parks in the Borough. They also hold events for children with mental disabilities and for those who act as carers.

Local MP Tom Brake added: "Ben and Iain are riding for a very worthy cause. Sutton Ramp Events do great work with young people in Sutton. They have almost reached their target, but the more money they can raise for the charity the better."

Ben and Iain have so far raised £830, but are looking to go further and reach at least £1,000. To sponsor them, visit If you would like more information about Sutton Ramp Events and their work in the community, visit

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