The teams’ trolleys are crammed with £1,100 worth of toys
Three teams of Santa’s little helpers from Gladstone Brookes descended on the Warrington branch of Toys ‘R’ Us for a last minute trolley dash to grab hundreds of toys in time for Santa to deliver them to underprivileged children this Christmas.
The teams split up around the store, armed with £360 each on a mission to buy gifts for three different age ranges of children – toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Read More
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has given Stop Hate campaigner Adrian Derbyshire a special Point Of Light award in recognition of the work he is doing on his round Britain hand-cycle tour.
The Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals – people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.Read More
You only have to be with Adrian Derbyshire for five minutes and you know you’ve met a truly exceptional and inspirational man.
It all started as quite a simple idea – a four week trip covering a thousand miles to spread the message about stopping hate crime, going the extra mile, being positive role models.
But by the half-way stage it had grown from four weeks to six months and then to nine months and Adrian had already hand-cycled over 1,700 miles with more invitations for more talks and more visits pouring in all the time.
“It’s taken on a life of its own,” said Adrian. “The response has been so phenomenal the tour is now going to run through to December 22nd. The incredible amount of interest has proved beyond doubt that people want to hear the message I am giving. I was in the Isle Of Man a short while ago and spoke to two schools, but now the Manx government have invited me back to speak to many more of them.”
He had further proof one day while enjoying a coffee in Starbucks. He was approached by a woman who asked if he was Adrian Derbyshire. When he confirmed he was the lady could not thank him enough.
Once the schools broke up for their summer holidays Adrian found himself free to pursue one of the other strands of his tour – promoting fitness and well-being for disabled people.
And what better way to do it than taking on a marathon a day for 21 days all along the south coast of England.
Starting in Portsmouth, Adrian hand-cycled through the New Forest where he stopped off at The New Forest Inclusive Cycling Centre on the way to Bournemouth.