James is on his bike to support desperate young people in Africa.

James is on his bike to support desperate young people in Africa.
James Biggs, sales manager at Greenhous Nissan in Shrewsbury, has entered the 100 mile Velo Birmingham road race to be held on Sunday 24th September. Whilst he is an avid cyclist, he is using the challenge to help raise funds for a cause made known to him by his son, Alfie.

Fourteen year old Alfie is engaged in fund-raising for the charity Restart Africa.  The charity aims to rescue desperate homeless children from the streets of Kenya, where drugs, violence and prostitution are rife and to provide these children with a home, education, care and counselling. This support helps to uplift and empower the community by also providing work opportunities.

Like his father, Alfie is keen on sport and is a member of the Shrewsbury School running club called the Hunt and, during the October half term, they are taking a party to Kenya and Ethiopia as part of a training programme combined with some humanitarian visits to the Restart Africa centres, to support the efforts there.

With James being sponsored for his cycle ride and Alfie holding car boot sales and doing all sorts of odd jobs to collect donations, they hope to raise £500 for Restart Africa to spend in Gilgil, Kenya where there is a centre looking after over 100 children, aged from a just few months old, in a new orphanage providing food, shelter, welfare and education.

How refreshing to see a father and son combining their efforts to support a good cause.  Good luck James on your 100 mile cycle ride!