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Bexleyheath shop workers in charity bike ride

PUBLISHED: 12:02 10 September 2010

Sophie Power and Jo Allan

Sophie Power and Jo Allan

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An entrepid group of shop workers are taking part in a three day 214 mile bike ride to Brussels to raise money for a community project.

The TK Maxx employees set off from the store in Bexleyheath on Thursday, and were travelling across the channel by ferry to Calais and then to Bruges and were due to arrive in Brussels on Saturday (11).

The team are raising money for the Uganda Community Project, a charity which works with Save the Children to support the Western Rwenzori region in Uganda to provide education for children.

The remote and mountainous area had been affected by years of conflict resulting in an entire generation having missed out on basic education.

The money the team have raised will go towards building classrooms and wells which provide safe drinking water for children as well as developing their support to the local community to help them to develop self sufficiency.

The team will take it in turns to ride the bicycles over the three day challenge.

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