FATHER and son duo John Pocock (from Sussex) and Jamie (from Ashburton) are cycling the length of Great Britain all in aid of Honeypot Children’s Charity.
The route from John o’Groats to Lands’ End stretches 1,038 miles.
They are making their way down the British Isles and aim to finish in Land’s end on Bank Holiday Monday Monday, August 29, (day 15), with an aim of raising £100K by the finish line.
John says: ‘My wife Liz and I have been carers ourselves for the last 11 years, we are acutely aware of the never ending grind of caring.
‘To think of it being inflicted on youngsters who don’t have a choice is heart-breaking!
‘A Honeypot break is literally life-changing for them.’
Since 1996, Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of young carers aged five to 12 through early intervention.
The charity aims to give children an opportunity to create happy childhood memories and build brighter futures.
Honeypot offers multiple opportunities to engage with children throughout the year.
Residential respite breaks consist of a three-day, two-night stay in one of our houses based in Dolfor and Hampshire. Each stay can accommodate 12 children.
They have opportunities to pursue a variety of interests and discover what they enjoy most.
Social and Emotional Active Learning (SEAL) is designed to target specific learning needs for those who struggle in larger groups at school, while the Wellbeing Fund offers grants of £250 for the purchase of essential items such as school shoes or replacing a broken washing machine.
John and Jamies say: ‘Together we have cycled Alpe d’Huez, the 100-mile length of the South Downs Way, the Dartmoor Classic, and many more around the UK.
‘But this will be our biggest challenge yet.’
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