A conference in Worcester for volunteers of the Forever Hounds Trust charity will welcome a special guest on Sunday 2nd April when cyclist Toby Boram arrives to greet them as part of a training ride.
Toby is training for a fundraising challenge that will see him cycle from his home in Chester to Murcia in Spain in aid of Forever Hounds Trust, a charity dedicated to rescuing and finding loving homes for greyhounds and lurchers in the UK, and Galgos del Sol, a similar charity in Spain.
The annual conference in Worcester offers the perfect opportunity for Toby to combine a long training ride with meeting volunteers from Forever Hounds Trust and some of the dogs he will be working so hard to raise money for.
Almost 100 volunteers from around the country will gather for the conference, at Worcester Wildlife Trust’s Lower Smite Farm in Hindlip, when successes of the last year are shared and plans created for future work. Toby plans to arrive at lunchtime, to a fanfare of applause from those already there!
Toby’s training ride from Chester to Hindlip will see him cycle more than 100 miles over two days. However, his mission to get to Murcia is fifteen times that distance, covering 1,500 miles and will take two weeks to complete.
Rachel Grocott, CEO of Forever Hounds Trust, said: “We are delighted that Toby has chosen Forever Hounds Trust to benefit from his fundraising challenge and we look forward to welcoming him to the conference at the end of his training ride. We will be ready to cheer him on, and there will be one or two special dogs looking forward to meeting him too. We’ve ordered tea and cake – no doubt he will need it after cycling more than 100 miles to get to us!”
Toby aims to raise at least £5,000, which will be split between the two charities. A fundraising page has been set up, and donations can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/tobyuk2spain. Toby’s facebook page for the challenge can be found at: www.facebook.com/tobyuk2spain.
For more information on Forever Hounds Trust and the work they do to help greyhounds and lurchers, please visit www.foreverhoundstrust.org.