Don't sponsor me for riding 200 miles.
Don't sponsor me for getting up super-early to be at St Pancras for the early train.
Sponsor me because people will learn to read as a direct result of your support.
We take it for granted that we can read and write; take a look at Room To Read's #DoNotReadThis for why it's important to provide that opportunity for the millions in the developing world who can't.
And here's a message that John Wood, the founder of Room To Read, recorded specially for our TechBikers team.
More about Room To Read
- Room to Read envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, they focus on literacy and gender equality in education.
- They work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.
- Over 8 million children have benefitted from Room to Read’s programmes over the past ten years.
P.S. I have paid for my place on the trip, so your sponsorship money goes to Room To Read