Charity champion Caitlin’s India cycle

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Last year, Caitlin Alexander of Maybole, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and raised £2,750 for Childreach International.

This year, Caitlin, 19, is taking part in a cycle around India project and will be the Team Leader for Childreach International’s India on Two Wheels trip.

Caitlin said: “My job is to find 22 people who would like to take part in the cycle tour and raise some money for the charity.

“Childreach International are an international child rights charity that works in seven countries including the UK. We run challenge events every year in order to get people involved with the charity.

“Everyone taking part has to raise £2,895 in order to go on the trip but this includes flights, accommodation, airport transfers and food. They also have to pay a registration fee and this is all that the trip will cost to them as the rest is fundraised.

“The trip starts on August 15, 2016 and lasts for 22 days. It consists of a 510km cycle through India, ending up at the Taj Mahal.

“We will be immersed in Indian culture every minute of the trip and will have some independent travel time at the end to explore India some more. We have a team of managers who have over 60 years of fundraising experience so fundraisers will never be short of ideas.”