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Flintshire groups Us UnLtd and Youth Justice Service team up for Red Nose Day trek

A FUNDRAISING team is calling on supporters to get them kitted out for a sponsored bike ride.

Flintshire social enterprise Us UnLtd and Flintshire County Council’s Youth Justice Service have teamed up for the 21-mile cycle challenge on Friday, March 15 in aid of this year’s Red Nose Day.

The bike ride will start and finish at Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, climbing 555 metres making its way along the shoreline, forest and moorland.

To link in with the bike ride, Us UnLtd is working with young volunteers and asking them to design T-shirts for all those taking part.

This will help launch the Moving On Up project, for which they recently received funding from the Awards For All Big Lottery programme.

Ray Dickson, Youth Justice Service manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with Us UnLtd and it’s all for a good cause. The cycle ride will be a challenge for all those taking part, but it’s one we are looking forward to.”

Math Eccleson, Us UnLtd sales manager, said: “It’s great to give opportunities to young people whose lives may have slid off track. We have seen so many benefits for those who come in and volunteer with us, many of whom have now moved on into employment, or back to college.”

He added: “We were really chuffed to receive the ‘Awards For All’ funding from The Big Lottery as it will help us continue the work we do and help us grow our business.”

Cllr Aaron Shotton, leader of Flintshire County Council, added: “It’s wonderful our Youth Justice Service is working with Us UnLtd in this way, I wish them all every success.”

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