Dave hits the roads in Arch charity Million Metre challenge

Keen cyclist Dave Stockton has embarked on a marathon challenge for Staffordshire charity Arch.

Dave, of Stafford, plans to clock up one million metres on his bike during May.

The 625 miles challenge is expected to take Dave up to 44 hours to complete.

Dave first completed the million metre challenge for Arch in 2013 after being inspired by a presentation about the work of the charity which supports homeless families and victims of domestic violence.

“I was representing  my business, National Windscreens of Stafford, at a BNI networking meeting when I heard Arch’s Ray Elks’ talk on the work the charity does with children who have witnessed domestic violence,” explained Dave.

“I felt I had to help and was able to raise £1,400 in 2013 through the generosity of fellow BNI members, family and friends.

“It is tough going fitting in the miles around work and other responsibilities, but I’ve decided to do it all over again to help Arch in their amazing efforts to make a difference by creating a brighter future for children and young people.”

Ray Elks, Arch Corporate and Community Partnerships Manager, said: “We are thrilled with Dave’s efforts for Arch and our Stepping Stones appeal. Domestic abuse has devastating consequences on the lives of children and young people and Stepping Stones aims to help them on their road to recovery.”

People can support Dave and Stepping Stones by sponsoring him via his website – www.millionmetremay.co.uk or via Just Giving at http://www.justgiving.com/davestockton.

For information on any of Arch’s other upcoming fundraising events please visit our website www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk .


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About the Stepping Stones Appeal

Domestic abuse can have a devastating effect on children and young people, yet they are often the forgotten victims,

Stepping Stones helps support children through their journey of recovery.

£5 helps to buy a welcome toy for a child who has had to leave home in a hurry, leaving all their childhood comforts behind

£16 pays for a Be Healthy Kit, containing a PE kit, bag, water bottle and lunch box

£46.50 buys an Enjoy and Achieve Pack including a school uniform, shoes and bag.

£1,000 supports a vulnerable child for three months in one of our refuges.

There are many more options available.

Arch North Staffs is part of the Staffordshire Housing Group. Arch provides accommodation and support to people in need, including survivors of domestic violence, people in housing need and young people leaving care.