A Wolverhampton organisation is calling on the community to show its support for a bike ride in aid of a mental health charity.
Health Cash Plan provider Paycare is one of the main sponsors of The Kris Boyd Charity Ride, which will start at the Molineux and end more than 400 miles away four days later in Scotland.
The team is calling on supporters to donate towards the ride, with all proceeds going to The Kris Boyd Charity.
The challenge will begin on Wednesday 1st June, with riders stopping at Kris’ former clubs Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Rangers, with an additional stop at Paycare-sponsored Motherwell FC before arriving at Kilmarnock FC on Saturday 4th June.
The Kris Boyd Charity was set up by the former footballer to encourage more people to talk openly about their mental health. He was inspired by the tragic loss of his brother Scott, who sadly died by suicide in 2016.
Event organiser Jim Bertram said: “Over lockdown, mental health became an issue for everyone so I wanted to do an event which helped those impacted. The Kris Boyd Charity seemed a natural choice as they support mental health and wellbeing.”
Sally Bromley, Paycare’s Partnerships Engagement Officer, added: “We are delighted to sponsor the shirts and vans for the event and will be cheering on the riders at the start and finish lines.
“The charity, and Jim’s aims with the bike ride, align perfectly with our mission of making the UK happier and healthier. We hope the community both in Wolverhampton and up in Scotland will wholeheartedly support the ride, donating whatever they’re able to and cheering the riders on, too.”
To support the ride, simply visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Cycle-mentalhealth.