Charities

Since its beginning in 1986, the Hayling Cycle Ride has raised over £1,500,000 with over 500 charities and deserving causes benefitting from the fund raising efforts of over 2,500 riders from 16 different countries.

Some of the local charities we’ve supported


Jubilee Nursery
Le Court Cheshire Home Derek Biggs
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Havant and District MS Society
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Duchess of Kent House Hospice
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Uphill Castle Cricket Club Havant Portage Service
Hayling Sports Centre Friends of Hayling Trees St Andrews Church
Prebendal School

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Naomi House
The Rowans Hospice
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Gosport Opportunity Group
Snowdrop Trust
Hayling Island Community Centre Hayling College
Hayling Guides Abbeyfield Havant Home
3rd Hayling Scouts Group

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Fairbridge Solent Emsworth Stroke Club Riverside School
Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Hayling Red Cross
The Hayling College
Mothers Union, Hayling Friends of St Mary’s Church
Reuben Coe Trust Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex)
St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Homestart, Havant Countess Mountbatten House
Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Enable Ability East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Rachel Madock’s School Glenhurst Pre-School

Rocking Horse Appeal
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Portsmouth Relate

Headway, Southampton
Lions Club of Hayling Island SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Hants Asthma Society
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
Mill Rythe Infant School
Hope Lodge School Magpie Scanner Appeal

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Orchard Close, Hayling Island Hamilton Lodge School
Hi Y Cafe
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Havant Council of Community Service
Open Sight
Bedhampton Guides District Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth) PALS Hayling UFC

Mayville High School
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Appeal 4 Emma
Mengham Junior School
GAFIRS Havant & District Mencap Hayling Blind Club 1st Emsworth Scout Group
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Hayling Community Gym Club
KIDS S.E.
Hayling St Andrews FC

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Havant Holiday Venture

Hayling Health Centre

Mill Rythe Junior School

Mengham Infant School

Hampshire Autistic Society

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported


Help the Aged

Diabetes UK

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

WRNS Benevolent Trust
DebRA Diabetes UK
RNLI
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Save the Children

Dogs for the Disabled

Age Concern

Khao Lak Appeal

Action Medical Research

Sight Savers International

St John Ambulance Brigade

Swindon Down Syndrome Association
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

VSO
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Lupus U.K.

Freidrichs Ataxia
Royal Brompton Hospital
Friends of Russian Children

S.I.D.

Breast Cancer Campaign

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Arthritis Research Campaign

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)
Ikama Labantu
Romanian Orphans
Alzheimer’s Society

Cancer Research UK

National Asthma Campaign

Leprosy Mission

Terence Higgins Trust

The Lady Taverners
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.

SCOPE

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Dreams Come True

Medecins sans Frontieres
BLISS (Baby Life Support System) Childline Children Say Charity SPARKS
Canine Partners for Independence

Door of Hope

British Kidney Patient Association
SSAFA
RSPCA

Wateraid

International Myeloma Foundation

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

World Cancer Research Fund

Eating Disorders Association

Barnados

Operation Smile

VICTA

Oracle Cancer Trust

PASIC

Marksman Appeal

Christian Aid

RYA Sailability
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Starfish Project Trust

Leukaemia Research

Great Ormond Street

Prince’s Trust

HOPEHIV

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
CAFOD

Psoriasis Association

Reaching the Unreached

Army Benevolent Fund
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
The Scleroderma Society

Teenage Cancer Trust

Macmillan Cancer Relief

IMPACT

MIND

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Vision Aid Overseas

CLIC Sargent

British Heart Foundation

British Thyroid Foundation

Help For Heroes

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Some of the thanks we’ve received

Cancer Research UK – Over the years we have raised more than £50,000 for Cancer Research.
“We really appreciate this fantastic effort by so many cyclists, many of whom have suffered cancer themselves.”
Pam Lucas, Cancer Research UK, Hayling Island Branch
Including Cancer Research UK, we have raised over £150,000 for cancer–related charities.

S I D – The original Hayling Cycle Ride charity, which we’ve given over £7,000 since 1986.
“Fantastic fundraising! The money raised has made a big difference to our work to give babies the chance of a lifetime.”
Sarah Kenyon, Foundation For The Study Of Infant Deaths

The Rowans – The Hayling Cycle Ride has supported this local hospice since its beginning and raised more than £30,000.
“The support of community organisations like the Bike Ride is hugely important to our endeavour. We really appreciate all their efforts on our behalf and I cycle regularly on the event.”
Geoff Page, Fundraising Director, Rowans Hospice

Save the Children – Hayling Cycle Ride has donated over £8,000.
“Donations from organisations like the Paris To Hayling Charity Cycle Ride are vital. I was so impressed – I bought a bike and joined in!”
Lindsey Ewing, Save the Children, Hayling Island Branch

RNLI – Another regular beneficiary, having received over £7,000 from us.
“The RNLI Lifeboat Station on Hayling and its two Lifeboats have benefited from the ride for many years. Quite simply, their money has helped us to save lives at sea — we are extremely grateful.”
Nigel Roper, Lifeboat Operations Manager – RNLI , Hayling Island Branch

Age Concern – We’ve donated over £5,000 to our local branch over the years.
“Our Hayling members greatly appreciate the £500 given to us by ACE every Christmas, helping to provide lunch and presents.”
Don Hooker, Chairman, Age Concern, Hayling Island

The Lady Taverners – One of our newer riders, Sheila Penfold, has ridden for them on the last two rides, raising over £1,200.
“The Ride’s money will help us give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.”
Judith Chalmers OBE, President Emeritus, The Lady Taverners

Friends of Radiotherapy – One of a number of smaller charities we regularly assist, receiving over £1,500.
“We really admire their continuing efforts to help us and so many other deserving causes.”
Pat Clayton, Friends of Radiotherapy, St Mary’s, Portsmouth

3rd Hayling Scouts – We have raised over £3,000 for the Scouts as well as funds for local Guides groups.
“The Ride’s generosity has allowed us to provide additional opportunities for over 200 young people on Hayling Island.”
Ian Hawke, Scout Leader, Hayling Island

Local Schools – More than 20 schools in the area have received over £10,000.
“Over the years the generosity of the Paris to Hayling Bike Ride has been very welcome. It’s a phenomenal event.”
Max Bullough, Headmaster, The Hayling School

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